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Cong questions appointment

CONGRESS TODAY questioned the logic of appointing Dr Janardan Ganpat Negi as M P Council of Science & Technology (MAPCOST) chairman in contravention to norms and at a salary much more than he deserved.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 14:16 IST

CONGRESS TODAY questioned the logic of appointing Dr Janardan Ganpat Negi as M P Council of Science & Technology (MAPCOST) chairman in contravention to norms and at a salary much more than he deserved.

State Congress spokesperson Manak Agrawal said 70-year old Negi was appointed on monthly emoluments of around Rs 50,000 and the amount of pension that he receives in his capacity as retired Government employee was also not deducted from salary offered to him.

Agrawal said the BJP Government, which appointed Dr Negi under pressure from Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief K C Sudarshan, owes an explanation to people of the State as to what Dr Negi has done for scientific advancement of the State during the one-and-a-half year of his tenure.

He said on his appointment Dr Negi had promised to bring projects of Rs 50 crore to the State and appoint 50 scientists, seven of them senior scientists, who would take Madhya Pradesh to new heights of scientific advancement.

Agrawal said nothing of this kind has happened so far and Dr Negi continues to survive on his post on ‘magnanimity’ of the State Government.

He further said Dr Negi was not only receiving a monthly salary of Rs 49,730 but he also has rented a house for Rs 11,000 a month paid by the State Government though he was eligible only for Rs 6,000.

He accused Dr Negi of obliging RSS outfits to continue on the post rather than doing anything concrete for scientific advancement of the State.