Govt diktat to Gomantak Marathi Academy


The government, after receiving the Vishnu Wagh Committee Report based on the administrative inquiry into the functioning of the Gomantak Marathi Academy (GMA) has warned the Academy to implement all the recommendations of the report within four weeks, or face termination of government grants to it, permanently.

The members of the committee included the legislators, Mr Pandurang Madkaikar, Mr Subhash Phaldessai, Mr Lavu Mamledar, Mr Pramod Sawant, and Mr Naresh Sawal, while the director of the official language, Dr Prakash Vazarikar was the member secretary.
The chairman of the committee, Mr Vishnu Wagh and Dr Vazarikar presented the 1575-page, voluminous report to the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday.
Mr Wagh, later speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ said that the Chief Minister has seriously viewed the administration of the Gomantak Marathi Academy and directed the Academy to implement all the recommendations of the committee, within a month’s time.
“Failing to implement these recommendations, the Academy could face stoppage of all government grants to it,” he added, pointing out that the government could then start its own body on the lines of the Gomantak Marathi Academy, by recruiting the present staff of the GMA in it.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister, had observed on the floor of the House that despite sufficient grants by the government, the Gomantak Marathi Academy does not pay its employees their salaries, regularly. He had also stated that the Academy is run by selected people and needs to be revamped, and thus a House Committee headed by Mr Wagh is being set up to present related report. [NT]