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Vigilance Dept submits second report to Govt

THE SECOND report in connection with the Vigilance Department probe into the anomalies at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute (SGPGI) has been submitted to the State government.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 00:28 IST

THE SECOND report in connection with the Vigilance Department probe into the anomalies at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute (SGPGI) has been submitted to the State government.

It incorporates nine charges in reference to the alleged anomalies at the premier medical institute during Prof Mahendra Bhandari’s term as director.

There are a total of 23 charges. The Vigilance Department had already submitted a report on the first nine points and had recommended to the State Government to look into the relevance of registering cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, in connection with four charges.

The second report, apparently submitted barely a week ago, covers nine further charges of alleged inconsistencies including undue promotions to employees close to the director, irregularities in making balance sheets and framing account details, anomalies in purchases, unwarranted expenses and financial bungling in purchases made at the SGPGIMS.

The Vigilance report states that Rs 37.53 crore from the plan expenditure and other heads were transferred to ‘non-plan expenditure.’ It also stated that some promotions were effected with the intention of providing undue benefits to some and in violation of the SPGIMS Act.

The report also stated that the institute had incurred financial losses because of these anomalies.

The report has recommended financial penalty in connection with five charges in the probe report and reconsideration for further probe in the light of available documents on the other points. On one of the charges the report stated that it could not be proved in the light of available documents. It recommended the State to look into the relevance of registering cases and fixing of penalty.

The investigations had begun in 2001 when an internal inquiry team was constituted to probe the alleged anomalies at SGPGIMS.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 00:28 IST