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Ex-Patna DM in trouble, inquiry ordered

April 26, 2005 09:53 IST

Gautam Goswami, a 1992 batch IAS officer, who was named by the Time magazine as a Young Asian Hero for his exemplary work in reaching help to flood victims in Bihar last year, is in trouble with the state government ordering a vigilance probe into alleged defalcation and diversion of funds meant for relief in Bihar.

Talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday, Chief Secretary K A H Subramanian confirmed having ordered a vigilance probe into the allegations against Goswami and others saying the inquiry report was expected within a month.

If required, the vigilance department would register First Information Reports against officials against whom a case was prima facie made out, he said, adding the role of Goswami, a former Patna district magistrate, was under the scanner.

Subramanian said the state government had not yet accepted the resignation of Goswami from service and if needed
he would be called back for explaining his position and face the legal formalities.

Goswami resigned from state government service to join Sahara group as a vice-president shortly before the February assembly elections.


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Sub: Wait for time

Its very easy to target a DM than a chief minister. We should atleast give some time to Goswami to prove his innocence instead coming ...


Posted by ghalib_khan





Sub: Gautam Goswami

I find it hard to understand how a man can be made a hero by the time magazine and in such a short time made ...


Posted by Santosh





Sub: must be state

if bihar state has ordered an enquiry then u need no proof that who would be the culprit. For the credential of officer, i would ...


Posted by mm





Sub: How shameful it is?

this is very shameful to whole of India that a officer,who is potrayed as the most efficient and honest one, turns out to be most ...


Posted by amit





Sub: 20 crores stolen from flood relief by an IAS officer !

Millionss of crores of rupees were siphoned off by the politician-bureaucrat-contractor unholy nexus from the natural calamity relief funds and from defence purcchases since independence.


Posted by venkat




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