Panaji, Sep 21 (PTI) The Goa Lokayukta has ordered the state police's Anti-Corruption Bureau to start an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the purchase of dustbins for installation at beaches.
The order came after a petition by Inacio Domnick Pereira who claimed that RTI documents obtained by him showed the state tourism department paid bills to a private firm despite dustbins not being bought.
In his recent order, Lokayukta Justice (retd) P K Misra said the ACB should conduct a detailed inquiry to find out whether the dustbins were purchased and deployed.
In another observation, the Lokayukta pointed out a delay by the state tourism department to appoint a new firm to clean beaches despite the old contract having run its course.
The Lokayukta said the ad-hoc beach cleaning agreement with private firm Drishti Marine continued for two-and-half years, adding that the arrangement 'appears to be mysterious'.
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