‘7 members’ applications not approved initially’

The applications of seven members of the Adarsh society had initially not been approved by former city collector Valsa Nair,her successor I A Kundan told the Adarsh commission on Tuesday.

Written by Express News Service | Published: August 29, 2012 3:00 am

The applications of seven members of the Adarsh society had initially not been approved by former city collector Valsa Nair,her successor I A Kundan told the Adarsh commission on Tuesday.

These names included former chiefs of army staff General (Retd) Deepak Kapoor and General (Retd) N C Vij,as well as the brother of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Abhay Sancheti. While Kapoor resigned in 2010 from the society after media reports about the controversy broke out,Vij and Sancheti are still members of the society.

Kundan said she had informed the secretary to the society through a letter dated April 8,2008 that the names of the seven members had not been approved. According to her,the society was also told that there were certain deficiencies in their cases. To a subsequent question,the former collector said,“I do not think that the society furnished the information in the prescribed format.”

Seeking to clarify her position,she added,“I,as a collector,other than testing the eligibility,have no role to play with regard to whose name should be proposed or not.”

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