Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K
Sankaranarayanan has asked the state government to submit soon
the compliance reports on his directives, specially regarding
fixation of responsibility for diversion of irrigation funds.
Compliance reports on the directives of May 27, 2009,
regarding fixation of responsibility for diversion of
irrigation funds, impact assessment study and time and cost
overruns have not been submitted as yet, the Governor said.
The latest directive issued last week by the Governor
regarding compliance reports was under Rule 7 of the
Development Boards for Vidarbha, Marathwada and the rest of
Maharashtra Order, 1994, for the region-wise distribution of
outlays in the Annual Plan of FY 2010-11.
"There shall be no diversion of funds from backlog
districts to non-backlog districts and from the area of one
development board to another without prior approval of the
Governor," the directive dated March 19 said.
"In the earlier directives of March 1, 2007, March 6,
2008 and May 27, 2009, the Governor had expressed anxiety over
issues of governance in backward areas and desired that the
issues such as delegation of powers, adequacy of staff, flow
of funds and logistic support, land availability and
coordination between various departments and other issues of
governance be addressed on top priority," it said.