The ghost of the H B Bhise scam has once again surfaced the urgent requirement of NMMC to complete its audit backlog. Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik assured NMTV News of completing the backlog of all the previous years in the next eight months. The Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik returned the audit report of the Law Committee, NMMC FRU Hospital and PWD and the special audit of the H B Bhise contract for supplying vehicles, labor and equipments for the removal of encroachments, demanding that the reports be submitted when the Municipal Commissioner is present at the meeting. In the absence of the Commissioner the Chairman expressed futility on accepting the report without assurance of any compliance or period limit for compliance. Speaking to NMTV News, Chairman Sandeep Naik voiced confidence of completing the audit backlog within the next 8 months so that the future general body and standing committee could have a clear reflection it in their functioning. This is the first time in the 14 years history of NMMC’s elected body that a Standing Committee Chairman accorded such importance to compliance of audit direction, which is the only tool to stem out mal-practice in the civic administration. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.