Maha to amend laws to book erring retired bureaucrats
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:14
Mumbai: Maharashtra government is planning to Amend laws whereby retired bureaucrats could be charged for omissions and commissions committed by them while in service.

Minister of State for Urban development Bhaskar Jadhav said retired bureaucrats take advantage of loopholes in the laws and there is need to amend them.

"They (bureaucrats)feel that nothing would happen to them after retirement and at the most, they will lose their pension. However, the amount of pension is nothing compared to what they earned by committing irregularities while in service," Jadhav said.

He also told the assembly that the government was of the view that?bureaucrats who resign from service should seek permission of the government before joining private sector.

Jadhav was replying to supplementaries during a calling attention notice regarding irregularities committed by former CIDCO Vice President and Managing director?G S Gill which Leader of opposition Eknath Khadse said was to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore.

He said the irregularities pertained to allocation of land, change of land reservation tenders, changing terms and conditions of accepted tenders.

Khadse had demanded that bureaucrats should be barred from taking up jobs in private sector for atleast five years after their voluntary retirement from government service.

The Minister said that two secretary level committees were set up last year to probe decisions taken by Gill?in the last six months before his retirement.


First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:14

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