Robertsonpet CMC gets show cause notice

Robertsonpet CMC gets show cause notice

Urban Development Department threatens to dissolve Council

The Urban Development Department issued a show cause notice to Robertsonpet City Municipal Council on Saturday, alleging financial loss, illegal activities and misuse of power.

The Department also threatened to dissolve the CMC.“An investigation team recently analysed the irregularities in the CMC. A comprehensive report was submitted to the Urban Development Department. Following these developments, the CMC was issued a show cause notice,” said K V Ramappa, secretary in-charge of the Department.Illegal khatasForm No 3 has been issued for 44 properties in the municipal limits. Those who obtained the form have registered the properties in their favour, illegally.

The municipality has even created khata for such properties.Funds to the tune of Rs 150 crore has been misappropriated in 19 pc scheme over the past three years. The notice mentions that a sum of Rs 28,57,675 had been misused while purchasing items meant for distribution to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.Fake signatureThe signature of the civic commissioner was forged during the illegal distribution of Form 3 in the City.

Also, some of the work in the City have been carried out although the CMC had given no instructions. Private owners have encroached upon land belonging to the CMC and have even constructed buildings on the sites. The CMC, however, has failed to prevent any such irregularities.The failure to submit a maintenance report in addition to the accounts report has caused severe loss to the CMC. Although the contract period of the shops or depots owned by the CMC ended, the period was not extended or renewed, adding to the loss.There have been violations even in technical matters of the CMC.

Tenders for work at an expenditure of Rs 73 lakh have been implemented without having been called. Cement roads have been constructed from KR Road to St Joseph Road and from KR Road to BGML Hospital staff quarters.The CMC is required to give explanation within 15 days of the notice, failing which, further legal action will be taken, warned the Department.

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