Local Goa News

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Inquire into substandard food served to cops, Chief Secy told

PANJIM: Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) on Tuesday directed the Chief Secretary to conduct an investigation on the substandard food served to cops at the recently concluded 2016 BRICS summit and fix responsibility on defaulting officials and submit an interim report within 10 days.
GHRC also directed that pending the enquiry no payment should be made to the Bicholim-based food contractor Amonkar Classic Caterers.

Advocate Aires Rodrigues, in his petition before the GHRC, had submitted that the contract of Rs 51,60,000 given to Amonkar Classic Caterers, was later sublet to a roadside contractor who prepared the food in an open place owned by the Police Department near the Verna police petrol pump.
He alleged that roadside labourers were engaged in cooking the food in an unhygienic condition with water stored in open plastic barrels, and there were thick bushes and grass all around and insects and cockroaches found their way in the food served to the police.
“While the government went overboard in making arrangements for the visiting dignitaries, it conveniently neglected to cater to the basic fundamental and human rights of its own police personnel,” he said.
Along with the petition, Rodrigues also placed on record copies of the Herald report under the headline ‘Food for cops came from unhygienic makeshift kitchen at Verna’, terming it as a major food scam.

Herald Goa News

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