Among ward offices in Navi Mumbai, the one with lowest reputation is Digha. Officials of Digha ward office always comes under the scanner for corruption. Allegations are that for amassing personal wealth officials are hand in gloves with local corporators and land mafia in giving way to hundreds of illegal constructions on government land.
It is learnt that the corrupt functioning of Digha ward office reached the new Commissioner, who stunned everyone by paying a surprise visit to the ward office and issued stern diktats to officials to mend their ways or face action.
Taking serious cognizance of this the Chief Minister informed the house that they are planning stricter law like MCOCA for those indulging in these acts and corporators, government officials and police officials will all be made accountable under the act.
The Chief Minister said that as developers knew that even if they go ahead with an illegal construction and sell out flats to poor people, the government is going to regularize it on humanitarian ground, in the interest of poor. So they go for random illegal structures and that is why there is need to for guilty builders and corporators to go behind bars for atleast two years. Bureau report – NMTV News.