BeyondHeadlines Special Correspondent
Pune based RTI activist Vijay Kumbhar has filed a complaint with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) alleging investigations into corruption, favouritism and violation of service rules by Prabhakar Deshmukh (IAS), presently Divisional Commissioner of Pune, Maharashtra. Kumbhar in his complaint stated that Deshmukh is a very influential officer in Maharashtra .
In his entire tenure, he has hardly been posted out of Pune Division and since last more than ten years he has been posted in Pune only. He has worked as Sub Divisional Officer – Baramati Dist. Pune, Private secretary to leader of Opposition, Deputy CEO MIDC Mumbai, CEO Zila Parishad, Kolhapur. In Pune Division, his postings include Collector Pune and Agriculture Commissioner Maharashtra, Pune, Kumbhar pointed out
Kumbhar further said that Deshmukh had violated of All India Services (Conduct) Rules especially Sections 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16, Maharashtra Agriculture Land Ceiling Act and the nature of these acts is unbecoming of an IAS Officer. The RTI activist further went on to add that it is just the tip of the iceberg. “If you investigate the matter in totality, you will find more and more such misdeeds. I have already lodged complaint with Government of Maharashtra. MP Mr Kirit Somaiya has lodged a complaint with Anti Corruption Bureau of Maharashtra. It is also said that ACB has asked sanction for public inquiry in this case.
However, the Government of Maharashtra has not given such permission. Please investigate the matter and take appropriate action as per law as soon as possible,” Kumbhar stated in his complaint.