Ministers told lie about Babai Farm
MADHYA PRADESH State Agro Industries Development Corporation Managing Director J N Kansotiya suspended Deputy General Manager VN Pathak
for allegedly committing irregularities and also presenting a false picture of the Babai Farm in front of Ministers who spent some time there on way to Cabinet meeting in Pachmarhi last month.
During suspension, Pathak’s headquarters would be at Bhopal regional office. According to sources, Pathak also failed to present final accounts of the Babai Farm for 2005-06 despite several reminders from the headquarters.
Interestingly, Pathak had intimated on several occasions that the Babai Farm earned a profit of Rs 3.67 lakh during 2004-05 and likely to register a profit to the tune of Rs 20 lakh.
However, corporation manager R K Gorle after scrutinising the accounts said in his report that the farm was still running in huge loss.
MD J N Kansotiya today submitted a report in this connection to Agriculture Production Commissioner, mentioning that ever since its inception, the farm has been running in loss.
He also pointed out that Pathak used to brief the headquarters that Babai farm earned a profit during 2004-05 and would also register profit during 2005-06.
Kansotiya also said fresh audit would be undertaken for the entire tenure of Pathak.