Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said here on Wednesday that he had examined the complaint that the officers leading Vigilance inquiries against Inspector-General of Police Tomin Thachankari had been transferred often and would take action on the issue. Talking to press persons after a Cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister said he had approved the proposal for transfer of Superintendent of Police A. T. Jose without knowing that he was the officer inquiring into charges against Mr. Thachankari. The note he received only said that another officer was replacing Mr. Jose.

However, on learning about the issue from newspapers and receipt of certain complaints, he had enquired into the matter and discussed the issue with the Home Minister. He had also heard complaints from Mr. Jose. Action would follow. The Chief Minister said the Government had received several complaints about misuse of funds by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology. He had referred the matter to the Inspection Wing of the Finance Department and its report had been examined by the Chief Secretary. On the basis of the Chief Secretary's report, the services of a person who had continued in service after superannuation was terminated.

Besides, an SSLC holder, who was holding a high paying post on the strength of a bogus M.A. certificate, was suspended.

He said that the Cabinet had decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Government in Kerala with a variety of programmes from April 5 to May 5. No money would be spent for the celebrations from the exchequer as alleged by the Opposition, he said.

Mathew Jacob would be posted as Managing Director of Oil Palm India Limited. The ex-officio vice-president of the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment E.P. Yasodharan would be given the status of ex-officio Principal Secretary.

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