New Delhi: The government will "definitely look into" the allegations of financial irregularity in mobile value-added services company OnMobile, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday.
"We will definitely look into it. If there is anything the ministry has to do, it will do. Will ask for details from (Ministry) officials," Moily said.
Yesterday, OnMobile's Managing Director and CEO Arvind Rao resigned from the post amid allegations of financial irregularity and his resignation was accepted by the Board.
The company said based on a recently concluded special review by its legal advisers and KPMG, weaknesses had been identified in some processes and "recognising that these weaknesses took place during his tenure, Rao has submitted his resignation".
It added that the company has initiated steps to rectify all the weaknesses.
In the last few weeks, there had been reports of the company setting up a probe against Rao to look into alleged misappropriation of funds. The company had, however, denied "all rumours and allegations, which are baseless and devoid of factual accuracy".
OnMobile's Co-founder and Executive Director Mouli Raman has now been given charge as the interim Managing Director as the company has initiated a search for a new CEO.
"I respect Arvind's decision...As a company, we are committed to upholding the highest corporate governance standards and we seek the continued support of all the stake holders to help OnMobile realise its true potential," Chairman of the Board H H Haight had said.
Shares of the company gained 8.93 percent to close at Rs 36.60 on the BSE.
First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 18:54