Demand immediate action; Chairman says notices already issued to BoD to be present for August 6 meet to decide on holding special general body meeting
PONDA: Goa Dairy farmers led by Dattaprasad Savordekar on Monday complained to Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) that even after 45 days, the dairy chairman and managing director have failed to comply with the RCS order to convene an urgent special general body meeting.
Addressing the media, Dattaprasad said he has attached the letter of sixty societies demanding that an urgent special general body meeting be held. He brought to notice of RCS that failing to comply with its order is a serious issue and demanded immediate action.
He said the chairman and MD have not complied with the RCS order dated June 11, which directed them to convey special general body of 178 societies supplying milk to Goa Dairy to table the RCS-appointed CA’s inquiry report into the losses of Goa Dairy incurred due to mismanagement with regards to purchase of raw material, fill pack machines, ice-cream plant machinery, milk procurement and payment, cattle feed plant etc.
Dattaprasad said, “The complaint notice has been sent to RCS and Goa Dairy Chairman as per provision of bye laws of Goa Dairy and even 36 members can demand for a special general body meeting to be held. Due to time constraints we could not visit all 178 societies”.
He alleged that no remedial measures were taken to prevent further losses, which were mentioned in CA’s inquiry report.
The Goa Dairy scams with regards to purchase of raw material and the losses due to cattle feed plant to the tune of Rs 5 crore continued for five years; he alleged and blamed the MD and BoDs for the same.
He accused the MD of acting as a dictator and added that the Board and Chairman could not take decisions without his advice.
When contacted, Goa Dairy chairman Rajesh Faldesai and MD Navso Sawant refuted the allegations levelled by Dattaprasad Savordekar.
Faldesai said that acting upon the RCS order, “We have already issued notices to BoD to be present for August 6 meeting to take decision on convening special general body meeting.
Rubbishing the allegations, he said, “There are no scams in Goa Dairy.”
It may be recalled that few months ago following losses to Goa Dairy’s cattle feed plant, former chairman Madhav Sahakari had filed a complaint to RCS with regards to the mismanagement in Goa Dairy affairs.
The RCS had appointed CA to conduct an inquiry into the irregularities. The CA later submitted the inquiry report to RCS on financial losses to Goa Dairy on account of mismanagement.