Should the Maharashtra government put the Adarsh report on its website?
RTI activists have called upon the Maharashtra government to publish the Adarsh judicial Commission's report on the Maharashtra government's website. A demand has been raised to make a Marathi translation of the report and make it public. The report was tabled in the house and as per the rules of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, it is mandatory to bring out a Marathi translation. The rules require that every report should be prepared in both English and Marathi before being tabled.
It was reported earlier that Rs 7.04 crore had been spent for the Adarsh Commission whose report was dismissed by the government. The rejection of the report had caused uproar over alleged shielding of the politicians and bureaucrats who were involved in the Adarsh Society scam. Rahul Gandhi had criticised the government over the dismissal of the report following which it has been partially accepted by the government.
The Adarsh Housing Society is a 31-story building in Colaba area of South Mumbai. Though it was intended for war veterans and widows, but the flats were allotted to the politicians, defence officers and bureaucrats. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that 25 apartment owners were ineligible to whom cancellation notices would be sent. Further, 22
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flats were ‘benami’ whose ownership was by proxy owners and against which legal action would be taken.