Term of Bhopal gas leak probe committee extended

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 16:30

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday
extended the tenure of the Union Carbide Toxic Gas Leak Probe
Commission by an year, sources said.

The term of the committee, headed by Justice S L
Kocchar, was to get over on February 25, they said.

The decision in this regard was taken by the state
Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan.

The Commission was constituted after a lot of hue and
cry was made over the gas leak judgment delivered in year
2010, which awarded lesser punishment to the accused persons
responsible for the world`s worst tragedy caused by the
leakage of lethal methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from the Union
Carbide plant on the intervening nights of December 2-3, 1984.

The committee was given the mandate to investigate the
causes of the tragedy and the role of the then state
government and other persons vis-a-vis accused persons.

Among other decisions taken by the cabinet are
incorporation of Satna and Chhattarpur districts under
ambitious Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme aimed at
providing electricity to villages.

It also sanctioned 20 posts of Project Managers on
contract basis for the Narmada Valley Development Authority
(NVDA).

The appointment on these posts will be done through
the State`s Professional Examination Board.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 16:30

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