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Govt to decide on suspension of two bureaucrats in 1-2 days

The state is expected to a take a decision on suspending two senior bureaucrats — former civic chief Jairaj Phatak and former Mumbai collector Pradeep Vyas — following the Bombay high court’s remarks on Monday that “such officers should be suspended, if a prima facie case is made out against them”.

mumbai Updated: Mar 13, 2012 02:50 IST
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The state is expected to a take a decision on suspending two senior bureaucrats — former civic chief Jairaj Phatak and former Mumbai collector Pradeep Vyas — following the Bombay high court’s remarks on Monday that “such officers should be suspended, if a prima facie case is made out against them”.

Both officers, named by the CBI in the FIR filed in the Adarsh case, are currently serving with the Maharashtra government. While Phatak is the member secretary of the Development Board for Rest of Maharashtra, Vyas is a secretary in state finance department.

“The chief minister will take a decision in consultation with chief secretary Ratnakar Gaikwad and legal officials,” said sources from the Chief Minister’s Office.

A decision is expected in a day or two.

The state will either have to suspend the duo until the Adarsh case verdict is out or explain to the court why it does not want to suspend them.

The government is also awaiting an interim report from the two-member judicial commission, which is investigating the Adarsh scam.

The commission of retired high court Justice JA Patil and former state chief secretary P Subrahmanium was set up in January 2011 to probe specific issues such as land ownership.

Last month, the state asked the panel to submit an interim report on two issues — who owns the plot, and whether there was any reservation on the plot — by March 15, when the Budget session of the state legislature begins.

There is uncertainty about whether the commission will be able to submit the interim report as Patil is unwell.

The commission has been granted extension thrice so far, with the new extension ending in August 2012.