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Power Ministry chargesheets, sacks DVC chief

Power Ministry chargesheets, sacks DVC chief

Subrata Biswas was appointed as DVC Chairman without the mandatory clearance from the Central Vigilance Commission.

New Delhi: Subrata Biswas has been removed from the post of Damodar Valley Corporation's (DVC) Chairman after being chargesheeted by the Power Ministry.

In March 2010, CNN-IBN had reported how Biswas was appointed as DVC Chairman without the mandatory clearance from the Central Vigilance Commission.

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had given a damning report on the appointment of corrupt DVC bosses.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in April 2009, Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde asked for extension of Ashim Burman as DVC's chairman despite Burman being under the scanner of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the CVC.

When the Prime Minister's Office did not give the go ahead, the Power Ministry violated all rules to appoint another tainted man as the next chairman for a five-year term. Biswas was them appointed without the mandatory clearance from the CVC.

Shinde had defended himself, saying he had no idea about the corruption cases.

"Clearance and all is not the job of a minister. It is the administrative lookout. If the ministers are going to look into all this then what will the administration do," Shinde had said.