Tuesday, 15 April 2014

List of Scams in India

Total Scam Money (approx) Since 1992 : Rs. 73000000000000  (73 Lakh Crore) Goa's mining Scam of Rs. 35,000 crore and Vanxim island sale scam of Rs. 1,200 crore by Archbishops Gonsalves and Neri, Scam of unknown crores at Dr.Ambedkar English High School, Mapusa by diverting funds meant for education, extorting money from teachers and other corrupt practices ably protected by Goa government's education department is not included in this list.

Hard to digest ? Just check the below given details
·                     1992 -Harshad Mehta Securities scam Rs 5,000 cr
·                     1994 - Sugar import scam Rs 650 cr
·                     1995 -Preferential allotment scam Rs 5,000 cr
            - Yugoslav Dinar scam Rs 400 cr
            - Meghalaya Forest scam Rs 300 cr
·                     1996: -Fertiliser import scam Rs 1,300 cr
            - Urea scam Rs 133 cr
            - Bihar fodder scam Rs 950 cr
·                     1997 -Sukh Ram telecom scam Rs 1,500 cr
            - SNC Lavalin power project scam Rs 374 cr
            - Bihar land scandal Rs 400 cr
            - C.R. Bhansali stock scam Rs 1,200 cr
·                     1998 - Teak plantation swindle Rs 8,000 cr
·                     2001 -UTI scam Rs 4,800 cr
            - Dinesh Dalmia stock scam Rs 595 cr
            - Ketan Parekh securities scam Rs 1,250 cr
·                     2002 -Sanjay Agarwal Home Trade scam Rs 600 cr
·                     2003 -Telgi stamp paper scam Rs 172 cr
·                     2005 -IPO-Demat scam Rs 146 cr
            - Bihar flood relief scam Rs 17 cr
            - Scorpene submarine scam Rs 18,978 cr
·                     2006 - Punjab 's City Centre project scam Rs 1,500 cr,
            - Taj Corridor scam Rs 175 cr
·                     2008 -Pune billionaire Hassan Ali Khan tax default Rs 50,000 cr
            - The Satyam scam Rs 10,000 cr
            - Army ration pilferage scam Rs 5,000 cr
            - The 2-G spectrum swindle Rs 60,000 cr
            - State Bank of Saurashtra scam Rs 95 cr
            - Illegal monies in Swiss banks, as estimated in 2008 Rs 71,00,000 cr
·                     2009: -The Jharkhand medical equipment scam Rs 130 cr
            - Rice export scam Rs 2,500 cr
            - Orissa mine scam Rs 7,000 cr
            - Madhu Koda mining scam Rs 4,000 cr"

SC refuses to quash PIL against Mayawati in Taj corridor scam
Orissa mine scam could be worth more than Rs 14k cr
CORRUPTION, MONEY LAUNDERING SCAM, Koda discharged from hospital, arrest imminent

'A Cover-Up Operation': "It's a scam involving close to Rs 60,000 crores"
Spectrum scam: How government lost Rs 60,000 crore
1.            India's biggest scams 1, Ramalinga Raju, Rs. 50.4 billion
2.            India's biggest scams 2, Harshad Mehta, Rs. 40 billion
3.            India's biggest scams 3, Ketan Parekh, Rs. 10 billion
4.            India's biggest scams 4, C R Bhansali, Rs. 12 billion
5.            India's biggest scams 5, Cobbler scam
6.            India's biggest scams 6, IPO Scam
7.            India's biggest scams 7, Dinesh Dalmia, Rs. 5.95 billion
8.            India's biggest scams 8, Abdul Karim Telgi, Rs. 1.71 billion
9.            India's biggest scams 9, Virendra Rastogi, Rs. 430 million
10.         India's biggest scams 10, The UTI Scam, Rs. 320 million
11.         India's biggest scams 11, Uday Goyal, Rs. 2.1 billion
12.         India's biggest scams 12, Sanjay Agarwal, Rs. 6 billion
13.         India's biggest scams 13, Dinesh Singhania, Rs. 1.2 billion
1, Jeep Purchase (1948) :- Free India's corruption graph begins. V. K. Krishna Menon, then the Indian high commission to Britain , bypassed protocol to sign a deal worth Rs 80 lakh with a foreign firm for the purchase of army jeeps. The case was closed in 1955 and soon after Menon joined the Nehru cabinet.
2, Cycle Imports (1951) :- S.A. Venkataraman, then the secretary, ministry of commerce and industry, was jailed for accepting a bribe in lieu of granting a cycle import quota to a company.
3, BHU Funds (1956) :- In one of the first instances of corruption in education institutions, Benaras Hindu University officials were accused of misappropriation of funds worth Rs 50 lakh.
4, MUNDHRA SCANDAL (1957):- It was the media that first hinted there might be a scam involving the sale of shares to LIC, Feroz Gandhi sources the confidential correspondence between the then Finance Minister T.T. Krishnamachari and his principal finances secretary, and raised a question in Parliament on the sale of 'fraudulent' shares to LIC by a Calcutta-based Marwari businessman named Haridas Mundhra. The then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, set up a one-man commission headed by Justice M.C.Chagla to investigate the matter when it becomes evident that there was a prima facie case. Chagla concluded that Mundhra had sold fictitious shares to LIC, thereby defrauding the insurance behemoth to the tune of Rs. 1.25 crore. Mundhra was sentenced to 22 years in prison. The scam also forced the resignation of T.T.Krishnamachari.
6, Teja Loans (1960):- Shipping magnate Jayant Dharma Teja took loans worth Rs 22 crore to establish the Jayanti Shipping Company. In 1960, the authorities discovered that he was actually siphoning off money to his own account, after which Teja fled the country.
7, Kairon Scam (1963):- Pratap Singh Kairon became the first Indian chief minister to be accused of abusing his power for his own benefit and that of his sons and relatives. He quit a year later.
8, Patnaik's Own Goal (1965) :- Orissa Chief Minister Biju Patnaik was forced to resign after it was discovered that he had favoured his privately-held company Kalinga Tubes in awarding a government contract.
9, Maruti Scandal (1974) :- Well before the company was set up, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's name came up in the first Maruti scandal, where her son Sanjay Gandhi was favoured with a license to make passenger cars.
10, Solanki Exposé (1992) :- At the World Economic Forum, Madhavsinh Solanki, then the external affairs minister, slipped a letter to his Swiss counterpart asking their government to stop the probe into the Bofors kickbacks. Solanki resigned when India Today broke the story.
11, Kuo Oil Deal (1976):- The Indian Oil Corporation signed an Rs 2.2-crore oil contract with a non-existent firm in Hong Kong and a kickback was given. The petroleum and chemicals minister was directed to make the purchase.
12, Antulay Trust (1981) :- With the exposure of this scandal concerning A.R. Antulay, then the chief minister of Maharashtra , The Indian Express was reborn. Antulay had garnered Rs 30 crore from businesses dependent on state resources like cement and kept the money in a private trust.
13, HDW Commissions (1987) :- HDW, the German submarine maker, was blacklisted after allegations that commissions worth Rs 20 crore had been paid. In 2005, the case was finally closed, in HDW's favour.
14, Bofors Pay-Off (1987) :- A Swedish firm was accused of paying Rs 64 crore to Indian bigwigs, including Rajiv Gandhi, then the prime minister, to secure the purchase of the Bofors gun.
15, St Kitts Forgery (1989) :- An attempt was made to sully V.P. Singh's Mr Clean image by forging documents to allege that he was a beneficiary of his son Ajeya Singh's account in the First Trust Corp. at St Kitts, with a deposit of $21 million.
16, Airbus Scandal (1990) :- Indian Airlines's (IA) signing of the Rs 2,000-crore deal with Airbus instead of Boeing caused a furore following the crash of an A-320. New planes were grounded, causing IA a weekly loss of Rs 2.5 crore.
17, Securities Scam (1992) :- Harshad Mehta manipulated banks to siphon off money and invested the funds in the stock market, leading to a crash. The loss: Rs 5,000 crore.
18, Indian Bank Rip-off (1992) :- Aided by M. Gopalakrishnan, then the chairman of the Indian Bank, borrowers-mostly small corporates and exporters from the south-were lent a total of over Rs 1,300 crore, which they never paid back.
19, Sugar Import (1994) :- As food minister, Kalpnath Rai presided over the import of sugar at a price higher than that of the market, causing a loss of Rs 650 crore to the exchequer. He resigned following the allegations.
20, MS SHOES SCAM (1994) :- Anyone who war old enough in 1994 to read will remember the advertisements- tens of them intriguingly headlined: 'Who is Pawan Sachdeva?' For the record, it was the peak of the public issued-led advertising boom and the ads were created by the Delhi branch of Rediffusion. Sachdeva, the promoter of MS Shoes, allegedly used company funds to buy shares (of his own company) and rig prices, prior to a public issue. He is alleged to have colluded with officials in the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and SBI Caps, which lead-managed the issue, to dupe the public into investing in his Rs. 699-crore public-***-rights issue. Sachdeva was later acquitted
21, JMM Bribes (1995) :- Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Shailendra Mahato testified that he and three party members received bribes of Rs 30 lakh to bail out the P.V. Narasimha Rao government in the 1993 no-confidence motion.
22, In a Pickle (1996) :- Pickle baron Lakhubhai Pathak raised a stink when he accused former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and godman Chandraswami of accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from him for securing a paper pulp contract.
23, Telecom Scam (1996) :- Former minister of state for communication Sukh Ram was accused of causing a loss of Rs 1.6 crore to the exchequer by favouring a Hyderabad- based private firm in the purchase of telecom equipment. He, along with two others, was convicted in 2002.
24, Fodder Scam (1996) :- The accountant general's concerns about the withdrawal of excess funds by Bihar's animal husbandry department unveiled a Rs 950-crore scam involving Lalu Prasad Yadav, then the state chief minister. He resigned a year later.
25, Urea Deal (1996) :- C.S. Ramakrishnan, MD, National Fertiliser, and a group of businessmen close to the P.V. Narasimha Rao regime fleeced the government and took Rs 133 crore from the import of two lakh tonne of urea, which was never delivered.
26, Hawala Diaries (1996) :- The scandal surfaced following CBI raids on hawala operators in Delhi in 1991. But it was S.K. Jain's diaries that had heads rolling.
27, CRB SCAM (1997) :- Another scam forged by greed and discovered through accident. Chain Roop Bhansali, a smart-talking entrepreneur, created a pyramid financial empire based on high-cost financing. At its peak, his Rs. 1,000-crore financial conglomerate had in its ranks a mutual fund, a financial services company into fixed deposits, and a merchant bank. That Bhansali knew how to work the system became evident when he also managed to secure a provisional banking license. Then his luck ran out. An executive in the State Bank of India Inadvertently discovered that some interest warrants issued by Bhansali were not backed by cash. The bubble finally burst in May 1997, but by that time investors had lost over Rs. 1,000 crore. This was among the first retail scams in India and it was played out, in smaller avatars, across the country-especially in the South where financial services companies promised returns in excess of 20 per cent and decamped with the principal. Bhansali was arrested for a few weeks and released later on bail.
28, MEHTA'S SECOND COMING (1998) :- The Big Bull returned to the bourses. This time, he allegedly colluded with the promoters of BPL, Videocon International, and Sterile Industries to rig the share prices of these companies. The inevitable collapse happened sooner than planned, Harshad Mehta orchestrated a cover-up operation that included a high=jinks effort by officials of Bombay Stock Exchange to (illegally ) open the trading system in the middle of the night to set things right, but the damage had been done. SEBI finally passed its ruling on the scam in 2001, banning the three companies concerned from tapping the market-BPL, for two years. Mehta was debarred for life form dealing in Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) in October 2001
29, VANISHING COMPANIES SCAM (1998) :- A passing remark heard by then Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram resulted in a furore over what was badly-kept secret on Dalal street . Chidambaram was told that hundreds of companies had disappeared after raising moneys form the public. An informal scrutiny revealed that perhaps over 600 companies were missing. Chidambaram ordered a probe by SEBI. The SEBI probe conducted in May 1998 revealed that while many companies are not traded on the bourses at least 80 companies that had rises Rs.330.78 crore were simply missing. Later that year, the Department of Company Affairs (DCA) was asked to probe and penalize these companies. DCA still investigating. Investigations continue to this day.
30, PLANTATION COMPANIES SCAM (1999) :- It was as innovative a swindle as any effected in the world. Savvy entrepreneurs convinced gullible investors that given the right irrigation and fertilizer inputs, teak, strawberries, and anything else that could be grown, would grow anywhere in the country. The promoters could afford to collect money from investors and not worry about retribution (or returns, for that matter). For, plantation companies fell under the purview of neither SEBI nor Reserve Bank of India . Indeed, they didn't even come under the scope of the Department decided to change things in 1999, enough investors had been gulled: 653 companies, between them, had raised Rs. 2,563 crore from investors. To date, not many investors have got their principals back, just another affirmation of the old saying about money not growing on trees.
31, Match Fixing (2000) :- Mohammed Azharuddin, till then India's cricket captain, was accused of match-fixing. He and Ajay Sharma were banned from playing, while Ajay Jadeja and Manoj Prabhakar were suspended for five years.
32, KETAN PAREKH SCAM (2001) :- Ketan Parekh's modus operandi wasn't very different from Harshad Mehta's. If Mehta used banker's receipts, then Parekh used pay orders to ramp up the prices of his favourite scrips (the K-10). Apart from money form the banking system Parekh also rerouted money from corporated like HFCL (Rs. 425 crore), and Zee (Rs. 340 crore) to good effect. He was caught when pay-orders issued by Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank bounced. Although the total amount involved in the scam was just Rs. 137 crore, the impact was far greater.
Apparently, when a bear cartel sensed Parekh was in trouble, it stepped in and leveraged a dip in the NASDAQ to bear down stock prices. The resultant slump in the markets happened soon after Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha presented what he considered his best budget ever. Under pressure from the government, SEBI investigated the scam and heads began to roll. Among them: the entire management team of BSE, including its president Anand Rathi, CSFB, First Global, and, in an indirect connection, P.S.Subramanyam, the Chairman of UTL Evidently, for the 18 months that PSS was Chairman of UTI, the Trust had mirrored the actions of the bull cartel. The result? When the market tanked, so did the NAV of its holy cow, the US-64.
33, Tehelka Sting (2001) :- Tehelka, an online news portal, used spycams to catch army officers and politicians accepting bribes, in their sting operation called Operation Westend. Investigative journalism turned another corner in the country.
34, Stockmarket Scam (2001) :- The mayhem that wiped off over Rs 1,15,000 crore in the markets in March 2001 was masterminded by the Pentafour bull Ketan Parekh. He was arrested in December 2002 and banned from acccessing the capital market for 14 years.
35, Home Trade Scam (2002) :- Under the pretext of gilt trading, Rs 600 crore was swindled from over 25 cooperative banks in Maharashtra and Gujarat by a Navi Mumbai-based brokerage firm Home Trade. Sanjay Agarwal, CEO of the firm, was arrested in May 2002.
36, Stamp Paper Scam (2003) :- The sheer magnitude of the racket was shocking-it caused a loss of Rs 30,000 crore to the exchequer. Disclosures of the mastermind behind it, Abdul Karim Telgi, implicated top police officers and bureaucrats.
37, Oil-for-Food Scandal (2005) :- K. Natwar Singh was unceremoniously dropped from the Cabinet when his name surfaced in the Volcker Report on the Iraq oil-for-food scam.
What India Could Do With Rs 73 Lakh Crore?
·                     Build: 2.4 crore primary healthcare centres. That’s at least 3 for every village,        at a cost of Rs 30 lakh each.
·                     Build: 24.1 lakh Kendriya Vidyalayas at a cost of Rs 3.02 crore each, with two      sections from Class VI to XII.
·                     Construct: 14.6 crore low-cost houses assuming a cost of Rs 5 lakh a unit.           Set up: 2,703 coal-based power plants of 600 MW each. Each costs Rs 2,700       crore.
·                     Supply: 12 lakh CFL bulbs. That’s enough light for each of India ’s 6 lakh             villages
·                     Construct: 14.6 lakh km of two-lane highways. That’s a road around India ’s         perimeter 97 times over.
·                     Clean up: 50 major rivers for the next 121 years, at Rs 1,200 crore a river   every year.
·                     Launch: 90 NREGA-style schemes, each worth roughly Rs 81,111 crore. Announce: 121 more loan waiver schemes. All of them worth Rs 60,000 crore.
·                     Give: Rs 56,000 to every Indian. Even better, give Rs 1.82 lakh to 40 crore             Indians living BPL.
·                     Hand out: 60.8 crore Tata Nanos to 60.8 crore people. Or four times as many        laptops.
·                     Grow the GDP: The scam money is 27% more than our GDP of Rs 53 lakh           crore."
Greed, graft, politics, bribery, dirty money. Just another day in the life of a nation still rated among the most corrupt in the world. Scan the scams that have grabbed headlines, destroyed reputations and left many mulnivasi people poorer and many Eurresian Bamons and their allies richer.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bishop's Palace at Althino, Panjim is infested with Bamon Raj and its consequences - unbridled corruption

Today is 9th April. On this day in 1999 then Goa Archbishop Raul N. Gonsalves began the selling Vanxim to Bamon Mahendra Gaunekar. This detail is recorded in Joint Development Agreement.  This process was completed by his successor and current Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao on February 11, 2006. The island whose agrarian nature sort to be drastically changed into Golf, Spa, Five Star hotel etc. The fruit of Bamon Raj conspiracy has been the scandalous sale of Vanxim at dirt cheap prices ranging from Rs.6 to Rs. 20 per square meter.

The content of Joint Development Agreement which points to the disgusting reality of the Bamon Raj having a field day and complete control over Goa State is as follows "That as per the recent draft Master Plan 2021 released for comments, the island is shown to have three zones Orchard, Paddy and Settlement and that the First Party shall have the entire island converted to Settlement Zone". The First Party referred here is Mahendra Gaunekar. He is to influence Goa State administration to get paddy fields classified as settlement zone! So that means scandal of paddy fields changed into settlement zone in survey number 8 of Vanxim under Malar Panchayat jurisdiction originates with Mahendra Gaunekar.

If Archbishop Raul N.Gonsalves was not to bend down to sell Vanxim this would not have been the situation today. He has completely surrendered himself to Bamon Raj. Today is a day to remember and decry the stupid decision to sell Vanxim that Archbishop Raul Nicolau Gonsalves took on 9th April 1999 and followed up further by his successor Archbishop Bamon Felipe Neri Ferrao on 11th February 2006.

The conclusion of all these shady deals is plain and clear: Bishop's Palace at Althino, Panjim is infested with Bamon Raj and its consequences - unbridled corruption. It needs to be cleaned up now.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Corruption v/s anti-corruption: the fire razes at Dr.Ambedkar English High School, Mapusa

Two teachers Anat Kaushal and Milan Nare has challenged the might of the Corrupt retired bureaucrat Mr.N.G.Akhergekar. He asked two teachers to pay bribe of Rs.9 lakh each to get their services confirmed. Their struggle has been ongoing for the past 2 years with Goa bench of Bombay High Court directing Goa education department to to investigate the matter. The department slept over the matter and only woke up to investigate after the contempt of court petition from Anant Kaushal and Milan Nare. 

The ongoing inquiry too has been not satisfactory as education department has suddenly indulged in travesty of justice by attempting to close it down after the lawyer of the two teachers fell ill and was not able to attend hearing few days ago to education department to represent the two teachers. The department instead of granting new date is attempting to close down the investigation start proceedings to terminate the two teachers. It looks like Education department headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has personal interest to protect corrupt bureaucrat ex-deputy director of sports Mr. N.G.Akhergekar, who had his family members as his collaborators to run the school.

In the meanwhile this N.G.Akhergakar has taken few innocent teachers of the school for a ride and inciting them to fight against the two brave teachers Anant Kaushal and Milan Nare. Students of the school are monitored and are sought to be prevented from contact with Kaushal and Nare. Here is an example of what it is like to study at Dr.Ambedkar English High School for a bright students like Eknath Rathod whose brilliance is sparkling courage indomitable in standard VIII. Here is his first hand account of what happened in school on 29th March 2014 addressed to Child help line shared with this blog.

"I mast. Eknath Shankar Rathod student of class VIIIth studying in Dr. Ambedkar English High School Kuchelim, Bardez-Goa would like to seek protection from you to get rid from the torture of the Manager and few teachers.

I have habit of asking difficulties to my teachers. So on Saturday dated 29/3/2014 during interval I approached my class teacher Mrs. Milan Nare; who is teaching English subject to get my difficulties solved. I entered the room along with some other students to ask my difficulties where Milan teacher and Anant sir sits. The manager Mr. N.G. Akhargekar followed us holding the mobile in his hand and started video recording of my conversation with Milan Nare. Then I asked, the Manager, “Why are you taking my video recording? Can’t we ask our difficulties to teachers?”  He didn’t reply to my question.  Maths teacher Sahirabanu Jamadhar intervened in between and scolded me for asking question to the manager. She warned me not to ask any question to elders. Milan teacher also ask the Manager why he was taking her video recording? Without replying to her question he raised his hand to beat me. Sir Anant intervened in between and requested the manager not to beat me. He then went out murmuring, “I will show you”.

Then I went out and asked the manager why he is harassing me. Headmaster Mr. Dattaram Chari came there. Then the manager called P.E. sir Mr. Sidharth Shirodkar and Drawing sir Mr. Pravin Kalangutkar and ordered them to catch and thrash me. On the order of the Manager both the teachers came running after me. P. E. Sir Sidharth gave me bad words, “tu kite amachi sheta todtalo? Chedyechya. Tuka fodun udayatalo. I was frightened and ran as fast as I could to my class teacher Milan where she was sitting. I stood back of her. Both the P.E. sir and drawing sir came there and pounced on me. Both of them also pounced on Anant sir and Milan teacher as they didn’t allow them to beat me. Banging his chest P.E. sir told that he has got much support he can do what he want. Anant sir requested both the teachers not to beat me and settle the matter. But both went over them to fight. The Headmaster Mr. Dattaram Chari was silent spectator in the beginning. Later he scolded Milan teacher and Anant sir for not allowing the P.E. sir and Drawing sir to beat me.

The incident was witnessed by many students as it was interval time. Few among them were Akashay Hadagali, Padma Pujari, Asma Huballi, Gautam Kamble, Vitthal Sawant, Ganesh Rathod etc.

The Manager, the Headmaster and other few teachers are harassing me since I asked the manager to give fee receipt when any fee is charged from the students. Then onward on many occasions the Manager, Headmaster and few other teachers have been harassing me and insulting me. I have earlier given complaints in the Education Department but my harassment is not yet stopped.

I strongly condemn the humiliating act of the Manager and a few teachers who unite to harass and abuse the children instead of giving them protection and care.

I also request you to take this issue to the appropriate authority to take action on the said persons who threaten and abuse the children and behave in a rude manner with us."

What is going in this school is truly appallingly deplorable and Bharat Mukti Morcha calls for strict action against all those involved in this attack on Eknath Rathod, Anant Kaushal and Milan Nare. The educational atmosphere led by manager N.G.Akhergakar in school is filled with yearnings for corruption more than yearnings for learning.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Collector ban on Social media for Lok Sabha Elections in South Goa?

According to some disturbing information flowing, few hours ago South Goa Collector has banned the use of  Social media for election campaigning purpose. At the meeting held at Collector's office in South Goa's Margao city BJP candidate's representative and one independent Candidate proposed ban on use of Social Media for election campaigning. The proposal was debated and supported by officials. No candidate present opposed this proposal.

Now this is indeed very disturbing trend that will reduce India to Turkey and China in terms of respect for freedom of speech. This is truly dreconian decision taken by the South Goa Collector. 

Bharat Mukti Morcha urges all the candidates at the South Goa Parliamentary Elections to be held on April 12, 2014 to propest against this descion of South Goa Collector till it is reverted back. In case the Collector refuses to lift the ban then it should be defied openly for it infringes our Freedom of Speech and Expression which is our fundamental right guanteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India. That is the only way to uphold freedom of Speech and Expression

The current Bamon Raj in Goa is unable to control Social media that is involved in repeated exposure of its ill deeds to mulnivasis. It fears that Social media may contribute to the collosal collapse of its centuries old edifice founded in systematic supression of mulnivasis of India through enforment of Manusmriti.

For thousands of years Bamons had kept munviasis under their yoke dening them right to education and right to teach others. This all ends now. Bamon Raj into thrash.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Goa police foil blackmail for corruption at Dr. Ambedkar English High School, Mapusa

Well done Goa Police!

It was for the last two days that is on 21/3/2014 and 22/3/2014, that the Manager Mr. N.G. Akhargekar visited the houses of some students especially Scheduled Caste students studying in Dr. Ambedkar English High School along with the teachers namely Mr. Dattaram Chari, Mrs. Sairabanu Jamadar, Mrs. Manda Sugire, Mr. Siddharth Shirodkar , Mr. Pravin Kalangutkar, Laboratory  Asstt. Mr. Bilal Shaikh, Clerk Mrs. Tina Parulekar and Peon Mr. Vishnu Ugavekar and complained to the parents of some of the students that their children had spoiled, were disturbing the classes, were engaged with girls, that they bunk classes everyday and roam about in a group etc. He also alleged that the two teachers namely Mr. Anant V. Kaushal and Mrs. Milan A. Nare have instigated the students. 

However the Manager has very wisely concealed the fact to the parents that the two teachers have filed writ petitions against him in the Honourable High Court of Bombay at Panaji-Goa for their harassment and for asking a bribe of Rs.9, 000, 00 (rupees nine lakhs) each for confirming their services in the school. The Manager has united the whole staff against these two teachers to harass them and score his gains. Now he has targeted the students for they are in good relation with these two teachers.  Unfortunately the Manager and the teachers who should have helped these students to improve their behaviour if they were doing any mistake rather  they visited  their houses in a group that too by the school bus given by the  Government and leveled various allegations against the students.

Thus the Manager spoiled their names when they did not indulged in any of such activities narrated by the Manager to their parents. After the complaints from the school staff some of the parents also started harassing them. The Manager and few teachers are set to create grounds for expelling these students from the school as some of them are not ready to pay Rs. 5000/- for their promotion to next classes and they are in good terms with these two teachers. 

However the Children Education ACT 2003 prohibits the Manager from expelling them from school. Although complaints were false and concocted but made the children feel ashamed for tarnishing their image in the eye of their parents and even the neighbors who noticed the school staff members all together visiting the houses of these students. Consequently the following day that is on 24/03/2014, the upset students asked the Headmaster to explain what deeds they committed which made them to label as ‘spoiled students’ that they are engaged with girls and so on. The students also asked them to explain it in front of the two teachers how they had spoiled them. The Headmaster said he did not say anything bad about the students but it was the Manager. 

The Manager then was called by the Headmaster who was asked the same question. The Manager denied that he said anything bad about any students. The upset students did not agree to the false statements of the manager. Then the Headmaster called a policeman and took him inside  the class IXth which was engaged by the  teacher Manda Sugire. Along with police the Headmaster Mr. Dattaram Chari and the Manager Mr. N.G. Akhargekar also entered the class. Firstly it was wrong on the part of policeman to entered the class. Secondly his tone of asking questions to the students was wrong. The policemen in the beginning should have inquired what about the matter but one of the policemen directly said “you have come here to study. Then he raised a question, “why did you go to fight with teachers?”  Mast. Gautam Kamble told the policeman that the Manager along with the Headmaster had leveled allegations against them and spoiled their image and which had hurt them greatly. Then the policemen were off. 

It was again on 25th March 2014 that the students asked the Headmaster to prove what made them label as ‘spoiled students’. Then the headmaster again called the policemen whom the students told that the school staff had spoiled their names by leveling various allegations against them. As the students were extremely hurt it was on 26th March 2014, that the students remained outside the classroom and demanded the Headmaster to solve their problem by contacting their parents and telling them about the fact. 

The Headmaster again on the third day called the police. The students explained to them that the Headmaster, few staff members and the manager were playing with their lives and spoiling their names. The police officer warned the Headmaster, Manager and the peon not to blackmail, beat or harass the students.

The School management has launched ferocious public pressure campaign against two teachers Anant Kaushal and Milan Nare who is standing up against corruption and currently inquiry is on under directions from Goa Bench of Bombay High Court, Panaji. Bharat Mukti Morcha strongly condemns Ambedkar High School management for the activities described above and advises Chief Minister Parrikar who if serious about education in Goa as education minister  to take strong action action against the manager Mr.Akhergekar who is responsible for bedlam to School, Students, Teachers, Parents and neighborhood.