Corruption by Panchayat authorities revealed! January 10, 2010Posted by pullichira in Uncategorized.
The Pullichira Edavaka Samrakshana Samithy is in possession of a copy of the entire File relating to the Complaint submitted to the Dy Director of Panchayats, Kollam by the Samithy regarding the unlawful construction being made by Fr Lazar Pattakadav at Pullichira. The Copy was received under the Right to Information Act. The pages of the File reveal as to how the Panchayat Secretary and the Engineer dared to suppress actual facts and supported the unlawful construction by the Priest. The Engineer of the Panchayat, without even examining the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Plan and Landuse Plan of the area, categorically says that the area is not within CRZ and submitted a false Report. The Experts’ Report from Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority has now exposed the falsity of the Reports of the Engineer and Secretary of Mayyanad Grama Panchayat. This is nothing but corruption at its highest level. The Deputy Director of Panchayats, Kollam and the District Collector, Kollam had called for a report from the Secretary of Mayyanad Grama Panchayat on the issue. The false claims made by the Panchayat Secretary had definitely put a halt on further action on our Complaint which was genuine. The Panchayat Secretary was even adamant in not enforcing the ban Order issued by the Secretary to Government, Local Self Government Department. The Priest has already put the Kollam District Registrar and some Police Officers in trouble when they helped him by abusing legal procedures. They are now facing legal action. The Panchayat authorities who illegally helped the Priest will also be facing legal action in due course.