BANGALORE: The drama at BBMP which started with the Standing Committee on Accounts locking the Chief Accountant’s Office on March 26 over alleged irregularities continues. The Standing Committee has now urged Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda to transfer all the officials working in the department.
Chairman of the Committee A L Shivakumar said he has written a letter to the Commissioner in this regard. “Despite several meetings, the department officials have not taken any steps to bring in financial discipline. I have brought these issues to the Commissioner’s notice and sought the transfer of the officials. There are 36 officials and at least 15 among them are working there for the past 10 years. They include Superintendents, Second Division Assistants and others. The Chief Accounts Officer is retiring in the next two months. All should be transferred,” he demanded.
After finding several irregularities during an inspection on March 26, the Committee had sealed the offices of the department. However, the office was opened following ‘pressure’ from the ruling party (BJP). This issue also created storm in the recent Council meeting and the Commissioner had said locking the office was not a good practice.