A committee has been formed under the presidentship of Avinash Thakre, Ruling Party Leader in NMC, to probe into stationery scam.
Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor, said in the general meeting of NMC that such a committee is formed as per Section 31 of Maharashtra Municipal Rules, after raising the issue by Tanaji Wanve, Opposition Leader, and Vijay (Pintu) Zalke, Senior Corporator and former Chairman of the Standing Committee on Friday. The members of the committee are: Sandip Jadhav, Vaishali Narnawre and Adv Sanjay Balpande.
Under this section, an outsider can be appointed by the committee for enquiry. Accordingly, the committee can include retd Justice, retd Auditor and retd Government Officer to make it a seven-member committee.
Tiwari directed to the committee to submit its report on the NMC stationery scam before in one month’s time. He also directed to conduct thorough enquiry to the transactions of all the five agencies involved in the scam after their registration with NMC.