Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 March 2017
News updated at 4:41 PM IST

BBMP Assistant Commissioner Mathai transferred for 24th time in 9 yrs

Bengaluru: April 27, 2016, DHNS:
BBMP Assistant Commissioner (advertisement) K Mathai. File photo
The state government shunted out BBMP Assistant Commissioner (advertisement) K Mathai who had exposed large-scale irregularities in the department.

With this, Mathai has been transferred for the 24th time in the last 9 years. Mathai had exposed a racket in the advertisement section which in the last eight years led to a loss of Rs 2,000 crore to the Palike exchequer.

The officer has been charged with bringing a bad name to the institution (Palike) and casting aspersion on his superiors, which are against the Karnataka Civil Services Rules.

He has been attached with the Department of Personnel and Administration Reforms till further orders. In the transfer order, the under secretary in the urban development department, N Narasimhamurthy, said Mathai prepared several reports highlighting irregularities and circulated it in the media, though none had asked him to do so.

“Repeated attempts by the mayor, BBMP commissioner and senior Palike officials asking him (Mathai) to mend his ways went in vain. Such behaviour has embarrassed the institution,” the order stated.

Mathai was also served with a show-cause notice but he continued to provide the media with reports which portrayed senior officers in poor light, the order further stated. The BBMP commissioner, too, had requested the state government to repatriate him to his parent department.

In the eight reports on large-scale irregularities in the advertisement division, Mathai has accused former chief secretary Kaushik Mukherjee, former BBMP commissioner M Lakshminarayana, and other senior IAS officers N V Prasad and Rashmi Mahesh, of taking certain decisions that “helped” the mafia to have a free rein. Mathai stated that Mukherjee had “openly threatened” him in the presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who appreciated his good work.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People  are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

People are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

King of fruits mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

King of fruits mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523