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Nitin Gadkari demands action against NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe in letter to PMO

Nitin Gadkari and Tukaram Mundhe

Nitin Gadkari and Tukaram Mundhe

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has demanded action against Nagpur Municipal Corporation Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe in a letter written to the Prime Minister’s Office on June 30. Gadkari has accused Mundhe of illegally taking over as the CEO of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL). Gadkari also sent a copy of the letter to Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State for Urban Development. Gadkaris letter to PMO is week Nagpur Mayor Sandeep Joshi filed a criminal complaint with Nagpur Police against Mundhe concerning the same.

The letter, sent by the Gadkari read: I would like to bring to your kind notice with deepest pain that Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, who took charge of civic chief since January 28, 2020, had unlawfully and unconditionally grabbed the position of CEO of NSSCDCL. NSSCDCL was set up on July 1, 2016, and is a jointly-owned company of NMC and Maharashtra government. The Board of Directors comprises six nominee directors from NMC, four nominee directors from state government, one nominee director from Govt. of India and two independent directors. The Municipal Commissioner is appointed as nominee director, CEO is to be appointed as executive director.

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Gadkari further said, The last meeting of the board was held on December 31, 2019. Then CEO Ramnath Sonawane resigned on February 11, 2020. According to Section 203 of the Companys Act, the CEO is appointed by a board of directors in a duly- convened meeting. Mundhe has unlawfully and unconditionally grabbed the position of CEO and is repeatedly giving statements in media that Pravinsinh Pardeshi, chairman, NSSCDCL, had appointed him as CEO. The CEO can’t be appointed by the Chairman and must be appointed by the board.

Gadkari further slammed Mundhe for revoking the various unanimous decisions taken by board of directors, such as cancellation of approved tenders, termination of contractual employees in a situation like COVID-19 and misappropriation of funds by introducing his signature in the current account maintained with Bank of Maharashtra.

In view of above, as Mayor and being one of the nominee directors and shareholders of the company, Joshi had lodged criminal complaint against Mundhe and Chief Finance Officer as well as Account officer of NSSCDCL under Sections 420, 463,464,465,466,468 and 471 of the IPC and 447 of the Companys Act, for defrauding exchequer and usurping public money with an oblique motive to divert the public money for extraneous considerations and without any authority, added Gadkari.

The two officers mentioned in the letter, along with Mundhe are Mona Thakur and Amruta Deshkar respectively. Gadkari has sought strict action? against Mundhe to ?prevent him from jeopardising the ambitious central government-funded project.

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‘Maharashtra State Under-13 Open and Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship’ ends today

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

There were no major upsets on first day after as seeded players sailed through in the first two rounds of Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation which coomenced at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.

The Championship was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Arjuna & Dronacharya Awardee Sports Icon of Nagpur City Shri Vijay Munishwar jointly with Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi, Hon Secretary, Vidarbha Cricket Association by playing moves on Chess Board with each other at the Inauguration Function held on 2nd October 2022. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group were prominently present on the occasion. Adv. Nishant Gandhi, President, Chess Association, Nagpur welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Munishwar whereas Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi was welcomed by Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur & Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation. The programme was compered by Shri S.S.Soman who introduced the guests and also proposed vote of thanks. Girish Vyas, ex-MLC and Vice President, Maharashtra Chess Association also visited the tournament venue and extended his good wishes to players.

The Championship is being held from 2nd to 4th October 2022 under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation and is a FIDE Rating Chess Championship. The Championship has attracted 155 participants (85 FIDE Rated) in Open Group and 65 participants (27 FIDE Rated) in Girls Group from all over the Districts of Maharashtra. Total Prizes amounting to Rs. 25000/- are at stake beside attractive Trophies and Medals. Being a FIDE Rating event there is Golden Opportunity for unrated players to become International Rated players. Overwhelmed with the huge response, the organisers have decided to give additional 3 trophies each for Best Under-11, Best Under-9 and Best Under-7 players who finish beyond main prize list in both the groups.

An Organising Committee headed by Adv. Nishant Gandhi, Organising Secretary Shri Bhushan Shriwas, MCA Tournament Committee Member Shri S.S.Soman and Organising Committee Members Shri Prayas Ambade, Shri Prathamesh Machave alongwith the Officials of Chess Association Nagpur, G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation are working for successful organization of event. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group, Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group have extended their co-operation for the event.

IA Ajinkya Pingale will be the Chief Arbiter assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan, SNA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, SNA Uday Vagere, Sagar Sakhare, Shyam Agrawal, Prayas Ambade, Prathmesh Machave and Deep Jure.

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October 01, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Avani Arya | Nagpur

Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on October 01, 2022.

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Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.

Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.

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