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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Under-probe CCP dealing clerk transferred

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has transferred the dealing clerk Narayan Kavlekar to the front desk to collect civic charges, document official correspondence and accept Right to Information (RTI) petitions after a probe was initiated against him. Kavlekar is being probed for his alleged role in facilitating financial irregularities that caused revenue loss and his transfer comes after several councilors called for his removal on the grounds that he could tamper with evidence.

"He has been transferred to the ground floor office and some definitive action could be taken in the next three or four days," a CCP official said. "He has not reported to work after the transfer."
The CCP council had raised a ruckus on July 18 at the special meeting over the alleged financial irregularities and the alleged role played by Kavlekar. Commissioner Dipak Dessai had on July 8 instituted an inquiry and appointed a two-man committee to investigate and file a report within 15 days. The two-member inquiry team comprises deputy commissioner Kapil Phadte and accounts and taxation officer Bernard Devassy.
The ruling panel alleged the CCP was denied 37 lakh of revenue due to Kavlekar's alleged administrative lapses.
According to CCP officials, the contractor appointed to collect sopo (market tax) from vendors in the market and other areas in CCP jurisdiction for 2015-16 had deposited just 35 lakh out of the due 62 lakh. Kavlekar as the dealing clerk, allegedly failed to inform CCP about the non-payment of dues.

TOI Goa News

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