TIME TO PROBE SANJIT RODRIGUES
By Aires Rodrigues
Those three flats at prime locations may not be the only assets acquired by Sanjit Rodrigues, the Managing Director of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) who is also the Commissioner of City of Panaji.
Have been receiving information about other properties allegedly acquired by Sanjit Rodrigues also in the name of his family members. His family members are within their rights to own any properties but not if Sanjit Rodrigues has been the catalyst...in effect, what is known as 'benami' transactions.
While other officers are transferred every three years if not earlier, is it not surprising that Sanjit Rodrigues has retained his prized posting as Managing Director of GSIDC for over five years? Only after an inventory of his assets including the undeclared ones is compiled, would we know the extent to which Sanjit Rodrigues has gone to enhance and enlarge his own infrastructure.
To be able to finalise this inventory please send across any information that you may have on Sanjit Rodrigues. You can send it by post to: Aires Rodrigues, Ribandar, Goa. You can also email me on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the alternative you could also SMS/Call me on 9822684372. Can also be reached on Facebook.com/AiresRodrigues or Twitter@rodrigues_aires
The information sent has to necessarily be absolutely true, very accurate and authentic. No hearsay, presumptions or guesses please. In any case, all information would be meticulously double-checked for veracity before submission to the concerned authorities.
Sources in the Directorate of Accounts inform that the current monthly gross salary of Sanjit Rodrigues is Rs.1,09,684/-. After statutory deductions he must be getting around 80,000 a month. How on earth is he able to pay the loans of those three flats he has officially declared and beat the current inflation while also maintaining his flamboyant life style? Is he surviving on love and fresh air?
The fight is not against the person of Sanjit Rodrigues. It is against the cancer of corruption that has engulfed and enveloped the entire administration. We just cannot give up. The battle has to start somewhere and be ongoing to weed out as many stems that are eating into the State exchequer. Such officers deserve to be lined up to be housed in Goa's Central jail at Colvale which is scheduled to be inaugurated soon. 30th July is National Whistleblower Day. But we need to be blowing that whistle loud and clear every day. Officers with knee deep assets accumulated by devious means cannot be allowed to be on the prowl.
BV WANCHOO WAS A VERY DIGNIFIED GOVERNOR
By Aires Rodrigues
Goa will miss BV Wanchoo who has very distinguishably done justice as a very proactive Governor over the last two years. Beginning with Nakul Sen having interacted with every Governor since 1972, without any shadow of doubt BV Wanchoo clearly outstands them all. He was extremely people friendly and though very knowledgeable was always ready to learn. A gentleman to the core. Always gave everyone a very patient and polite hearing with an open mind unlike many of his predecessors including Kidar Nath Sahani who was very intolerant to hear the other side of the 'Kahani'.
With the change in guard at the centre the law did not require BV Wanchoo to resign and he could have continued as Governor for another three years. But he chose to spare himself of the mudslinging that the NDA leaders would have craftily unleashed to hound him. If the Raj Bhavans have to be kept out of the political stink, persons like BV Wanchoo not carrying political baggage was the way to go. Regardless of all the rhetoric we have heard over the last few weeks, this Government will not walk the talk but as expected has a string of ageing RSS pracaharaks lined up to move into the Raj Bhavans which will now be their saffonised retirement homes at tax payer's expense.On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 7:40 AM, Justice KamleshwarNath <email@example.com> wrote:
Post: "firstname.lastname@example.org"My dear Urvashi ji,
Congratulations for organizing the Whistleblower event. I would participate from 11 AM to 12.15 PM; I regret I cannot stay longer.
I am keen to know the names and principal deeds of Whistleblower Martyrs. It would be important if it can be shown that danger to their lives had been officially communicated to some Authority. The case of Sateyndra Dubey is famous; he had specifically asked the Government not to disclose his name in any way! If possible, let me know other instances.
From the Desk of :
Justice Kamleshwar Nath
Up-Lokayukta ( Karnataka ),
Vice Chairman – C.A.T ( Allahabad ),
Judge – High Court ( Lucknow & Allahabad )
`Gunjan', C - 105, Niralanagar, Lucknow : 226 020. Uttar Pradesh, India
Landline : +91-522-2789033.
Mobile : +91-9415010746
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of urvashi sharma
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 8:29 AM
Subject: [IAC#RG] Mark "National Whistleblower Day" in India on 30th July 2014 : Either be with us in Lucknow or Wherever you are, just blow- the- whistle at 12:00 Noon in broad daylight at some prominent place of your city to help encourage whistleblowing in INDI
YAISHWARYAJ Seva Sansthan Lucknow invites you to the capital city of
Uttar Pradesh on 30-07-14 to mark First "National Whistleblower Day"
I, on behalf of YAISHWARYAJ, am requesting you to come to Lucknow to
Pay Homage to those who sacrificed their lives for society and foster
courage in those who are still fighting against all odds.
Date : 30-07-2014
Time : 11 AM onwards
Place : Gandhi Statue Compound, Main Hazratganj Crossing, Near G.P.O.
Lucknow-226001, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mobile Contacts : 08081898081 & 09455553838
Email contact : email@example.com
Event details :
1- 11 AM - Introductory Speech & start of Signature Campaign
2- 11:58 AM to 12:00 Noon - Two minute quiscent prayer for solace of
deceased RTI activists' & whistleblowers' families
3- 12:01 PM – Blow the whistle program
4- 12:15 PM – Symbolic demonstration by 'Monkeys and Juggler' show
5- 03:00 PM – Concluding speech
On the same day,we are organizing a symbolic demonstration using
'monkeys and Juggler' against misrule of administrative and Police
officers of Uttar Pradesh who are behaving like those captive monkeys
and are acting only to the words of their Political masters or the
ones who can manage them with easy-money.
We shall honor RTI martyrs and whistle-blowers on this day. To us, a
whistleblower is the one who informs the public or the concerned
authorities of suspected illegal activities. These illegal activities
could range from violation of simple law to fraud and corruption.
Here, We are using the term 'whistleblower' in a broader perspective
and don't intend to limit it to the public servants or employees only.
Whosoever blows a whistle against the unlawful, unethical, unsocial
acts for the larger interest of the society , is a whistleblower to
Through this mail, I am requesting you all to invite the family
members of all those whistleblowers who have sacrificed their lives
for various causes of the society including RTI and also the families
of all those who are faced with threats, intimidations or being
harassed who are known to you.
In India there have been innumerable instances of whistle blowers
being killed. So it's hardly a surprise that such few people come
forward with instances of wrong doing. Some 150 whistle blowers were
have been harassed or jailed while 20 have been killed. What's
important to note is that whistle blowers exposing government
corruption face a particularly uphill task in India. Their cases often
wind slowly up the judicial chain and are only resolved decades later.
Memories of Manjunath Shanmugamand Satyendranath Dubey, Satish
Shetty,etc. and status of their cases are known to all of us so we
shall raise a demand of fast track courts for cases concerning the
whistleblowers to ensure speedy disposal of claims.
We shall get a demand letter signed by participants of the event and
send it to the Government of India through Prime Minister of India to
formally declare July 30 as the "NATIONAL WHISTLE-BLOWER DAY" in
Please try your level best to be a part of the event. If due to some
practical constraints, you are not able to come to Lucknow on
30-07-14, please support our cause and organize 'Blow-the-Whistle'
Program at 12:00 Noon in broad daylight at some prominent place of
your city to spread the idea of 'whistle-blowing' and press with
Government of India for a formal declaration of 'NATIONAL
WHISTLE-BLOWER DAY'. Please don't forget to send a memorandum to PM of
India as well.
So,This 30th July, either be with us in Lucknow or wherever you are,
just blow- the- whistle at 12:00 Noon in broad daylight at some
prominent place of your city to help strengthen democratic setup in
Please circulate this mail to your contacts.
Secretary - YAISHWARYAJ SEVA SANSTHAAN
101,Narayan Tower, Opposite F block Idgah
Right to Information Helpline 8081898081
Helpline Against Corruption 9455553838
WWW : http://indiaagainstcorruption.net.in--