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- Dr B Ashok noted that major discrepancies took place during first term of current government.
- He penned the note as a response to allegations raised by President of left-wing association M G Sureshkumar.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Chairman of Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), Dr B Ashok, has alleged serious irregularities in the company during the first term of the Left government.
He penned a note over the rising protests by Left organisations against the management's decision to hand over the security of the KSEB headquarters building to the State Industrial Security Force (SISF). He also pointed out that the last salary revision was without permission from the government and that the IG has pointed out this matter.
Important details being leaked
The chairman backed the decision to hand over the security of the Vydyuthi Bhavan, KSEB headquarters, to SISF.
Much important information, including agreement details, is leaking from the headquarters. Since all computers have data ports, anyone can easily leak information, he said. He also stated that the appointment of nearly 90 officers by sending WhatsApp messages, at an expense of Rs 12 crore per annum, without the knowledge of the entire board or the Managing Director is now facing action.
He penned the note as a response to the allegations raised by the union leader M G Sureshkumar.
Dr B Ashok noted that major discrepancies took place during the first term of the Pinarayi government.
He said that there was an attempt to transfer KSEB’s land deeds to the Munnar Tourism Development Co-Operative Society. Many societies were given land for tourism development without a permit from the board or the government. Almost hundreds of acres of land were given for commercial lease by a Junior Chief Executive Officer without the consent of the full board or the government.