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Goa govt probe into dustbin purchase irregularities complaint

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Vigilance department of the government began a probe into a complaint that funds were released to a private firm for dustbins at beaches despite none of them being purchased.

said the statement of complainant of was recorded Monday morning.

Pereira said, "The dustbins were not purchased but funds were released to Drishti Life Saving Services Private Limited, a private firm, without any proper bills or floating any tender, thereby putting the government at loss."

Pereira has named Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar, officials of the Tourism department as well Drishti Lifesaving Services Private Limited in his formal complaint.

"The state Tourism department has paid an amount of Rs 63.84 lakh to without floating tenders. The matter comes under the Prevention of Corruption Act," he claimed, adding that he had submitted replies along with his complaint.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 21:41 IST