Transparent probe is on into Goa Dairy irregularities: CM
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday told the state legislative assembly that a transparent inquiry by the government is going on into the alleged irregularities at the Goa State Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd, popularly known as Goa Dairy.
Sawant’s assertion came as a reply to the calling attention motion moved by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, who wanted to know as what measures the government wants to take over the alleged irregularities in the Goa Dairy and the reappointment of tainted officials in the dairy.
Sawant said that considering seriousness of the complaints received from the Union members and also a complaint from the Goa Dairy chairman, the Registrar of Cooperative Societies had appointed a chartered accountant to inquire into the functioning of the dairy vis-à-vis Section 77 of the Goa Cooperative Societies Act, 2001.
He said that after hearing all the parties the registrar had passed an order on August 31, 2018, disqualifying seven board of directors of the dairy and directing filing of a separate misappropriation case.
The same order had made the managing director fully responsible for the irregularities and directed the administrator to place him under suspension, the Chief Minister said, adding that the registrar had asked the administrator to conduct a detailed inquiry and initiate disciplinary action over the irregularities and corrupt practice and terminate the managing director accordingly.