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Endowment Department orders probe ordered into Simhachalam, MANSAS lands

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jul 6, 2021, 7:25 am IST
Updated Jul 6, 2021, 7:25 am IST
The commissioner asked executive officers of Simhachalam temple and MANSAS Trust to make available all related records to enquiry officer
Since there is a prima-facie in the above reports it was decided that a thorough probe was required into the above transactions. (Photo: Representational image)
 Since there is a prima-facie in the above reports it was decided that a thorough probe was required into the above transactions. (Photo: Representational image)

Visakhapatnam: The special commissioner of endowments department,Padala Arjuna Rao, has ordered an inquiry into the irregularities committed by former endowment executive officer of Simhachalam Devasthanam and MANSAS Trust K Ramachandra Mohan during his tenure. Consequently, he appointed deputy commissioner of endowments department EV Pushavarshan to inquire and submit a preliminary report on July 15.

The commissioner in his orders said it was brought to his notice that K.Ramachandra Mohan, Additional Commissioner (surrendered to government) while working as executive officer of Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Simhachalam, Visakhapatnam district from 2013 to 2019 and also while discharging the duties of executive officer of MANSAS Trust, Vizianagaram had committed certain grave irregularities in the affairs of these two institutions, relating to land matters.

 

It was reported that Ramachandra Mohan had resorted to tampering of temple land records by deleting large extents of lands from the Prohibited list -Section 22(A)(1)(c) of Registration Act belonging to Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Simhachalam by violation of procedures as per the Act and rules.

It is further reported that he committed irregularities in land matters pertaining to MANSAS Trust, Vizianagaram, he said.

Since there is a prima-facie in the above reports it was decided that a thorough probe was required into the above transactions, the commissioner said in his order.

 

The commissioner asked the executive officers of Simhachalam temple and MANSAS Trust to make available all related records to the enquiry officer and personally attend field visits along with him.

Audit of MANSAS records: The district audit officer Dr Himabindu along with her team of officials arrived at MANSAS Trust office in Vizianagaram on Monday for auditing purposes.

She told reporters that there was no audit since the 2004-2005 financial year. She sought all records of the trust without which the audit cannot proceed.

“The officials of the trust gave us some records and we are talking to them about issuing all the records,’’ she said.

 

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