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State may scrap ashtra Administrative Tribunal

12:48 AM Jun 01, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

The MAT had recently directed the government to reinstate officials who were suspended last month for their alleged connection with Rs 7.17 crore worth scam of food grains

Mumbai : The State government is seriously thinking over scrapping the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT).

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  The MAT had recently directed the government to reinstate officials who were suspended last month for their alleged connection with Rs 7.17 crore worth scam of food grains in Surgana taluka in Nashik district.

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In April, State government had announced suspension of 17 government officials including seven tehsildars for alleged misappropriation of 30,609 quintals of foodgrains worth Rs 7.17 crore supplied through the public distribution scheme (PDS) in Surgana. The circumstantial evidence indicated that tehsildars were responsible for the act. The government suspended seven tehsildars on May 20 following which they moved to the MAT against government order on May 29 and the MAT had directed the State government to reinstate them.

Girish Bapat, minister for food and civil supply, had announced the decision of these officers’ suspension during assembly session in April. The suspended tehsildars were Ganesh Rathod (Nashik), Mahendra Pawar (Igatpuri), Nareshkumar Bahiram (Tryambakeshwar), Kailas Kadalag (Peth), Sandeep Aher (Niphad), Manoj Khairnar (Sinnar) and Mandar Kulkarni (Dindori).

Bapat on Tuesday said, “If the tribunal is to reverse State government’s decision and trying to save the guilty officers, then we have to think over the tribunal. The State government is seriously thinking over necessity of the tribunal.”

“The state government will decide its fate after discussing the matter with Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis,” he added.

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