Film fraternity alleges Rs 5 cr scam in IFFI
The Federation of Film Fraternity of Goa has alleged Rs 5 crore scam in organisating cultural programmes during International Film Festival of India 2012 and demanded a vigilance inquiry into the matter.
FFFG has alleged that the officials of Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) are trying to cover up the gross irregularities in awarding the works of cultural programme during the film festival. “We demand that government should immediately order vigilance inquiry into the scam and take necessary action against all those responsible,” FFFG acting president Dnyaneshwar Govekar said.
Govekar also demanded that all the papers and files pertaining to film festival should be sealed to avoid any further manipulation of records. He pointed out that ESG has failed to reply to two different RTI applications, which were filed by the federation, seeking details of various cultural programmes and contractors who were awarded the work during IFFI 2012.
FFFG also alleged that Goan artists, who had performed during the festival, have not been paid yet. FFFG, earlier in October 2012, had petitioned Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar demanding cancellation of all cultural programme for the festival. [H]