Swimming pool construction at DC Bungalow: RC submits probe report; says pool of no public interest

Swimming pool construction at DC Bungalow: RC submits probe report; says pool of no public interest

June 22, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Mysuru Regional Commissioner (RC) Dr. G.C. Prakash, who was tasked by the State Government to conduct an inquiry into the construction of a swimming pool and the indoor gymnasium in the premises of the official residence of the DC, has submitted his report to the State Government.

The undated report that was accessible to the media this morning stated that the swimming pool and the gymnasium built inside ‘Jala Sannidhi’ does not have any public interest. “After scrutinising documents related to the constructions, it has come to light that an estimate of Rs. 32,55,131.49 has been made to construct the swimming pool and the estimate has not been approved by technical committee or the Public Works Department,” the officer has stated.

Further, the pool has been constructed without prior administrative approval and there is no executive order that is related to the construction and there are no documents to prove the official understanding between any departments, the RC stated. 

No prior approval

“As per the gazette notification of Urban Development Department of 21-04-2020, all works that have to be undertaken at heritage sites have to carry approval from Heritage Conservation Committee and such works must be bound by Heritage Regulations. But in this case, no such approvals have been taken. Also, the swimming pool that has been constructed inside the DC’s residence will be of no use to any public,” Dr. Prakash has stated. 

Other main points mentioned by the RC are: The swimming pool has been constructed by Nirmithi Kendra and prior approval has not been taken after placing the proposal before any meeting. Approvals have been obtained only by Nirmithi Kendra Director and the DC. The proposal of renovating the DC’s residence has been placed before the annual general body meeting of the Nirmithi Kendra on 02-03-2021 and funds have been cleared after the pool has been constructed, the RC observed. 

As per the initial proposal made by Nirmithi Kendra, Rs. 32,55,131 was allotted for the pool and Rs. 28,72,212 has been spent and the works were undertaken from 30-12-2020 till 26-02-2021, the officer noted. 

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“It has come to light that instead of constructing the swimming pool at places (Govt. land or at Taluk headquarters) that are easily accessible to public, the pool has been constructed inside the official residence of the DC without the approval from the Department of Archaeology, Heritage and Museums,” the RC has stated in his report.

10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Swimming pool construction at DC Bungalow: RC submits probe report; says pool of no public interest”

  1. A V Prasanna says:

    Some Mysuru citizens gave a clean chit to Rohini Sinduri, by signing over 1 lakh sinatures, what will be their reaction to this report. Was Rohini clean, or corrupt????

  2. Prakash. R says:

    All these investigations are bolden by how Maharashtra handles the investigation! They gave clean chit to a string of murders but they are going full length on a fake TRP scam!! So this only proves that the rot is too deep! May be G.C. Prakash, is also a partner

  3. citizen says:

    This is not corruption, yes she may have done violation by bypassing some procedures but this is not crime like corruption, any how swimming pool will stay in services for next decade for all Mysore new commissioners it is an asset and value added to a bungalow.
    But where as what she raised are rampant land mafia where corers worth government land being acquired in prime locations by forging documents and claiming wrong compensations from government, it is a crime.

    Violation and crime is 2 different things , violations should be penalized, crime should be punished !

  4. Sushil says:

    You are a moron, looks like SaRaMahesh party boy. The pool isn’t hers, it will remain a state asset, unlike the corrupt politicians who are looting state assets and enriching themselves. Get a proper education or get yourself mentally checked up before comparing the pool expenditure to politicians corrupt and shady acts.

  5. Ms.Rohini Sindhoori though generally considered as efficient was mired in many controversies belying public good.No surprise that she has been caught on the wrong foot for the second time in succession, ie as regards the SaRa kalyanmantap and now regarding the swimming pool construction in DCs Official residence. She also seems to be in the dock for blocking the oxygen supply to the Covid patients resulting in the death of many patients in Chamarajanagar.
    Nearly over 30 lakh Rupees tax payers’s money wasted for the swimming pool violating all norms should be recovered from her and can better be spent to construct a swimming pool at a public place to be of real benefit to the Mysuru citizens.

  6. Kumar says:

    There should be a CBI enquiry on this entire episode! Looks like after transferring the DC, the scammers have become the Judge and the Jury as well! Our city is going China way! They can control anything including the justice system!
    build Did She take the pool to her home? or did she build in her private residence? If spending 30 lakhs on a model public swimming pool is considered a crime then How will you explain DK Shiva kumar’s properties or the Deve Gowda’s empire? Are these the paragons of virtues? If she had not opposed the land grabbers gang, she would be ok!

  7. champa says:

    People are talking about this pool. Central Government is building Central Vista which is not required at this time. It is thousands of crores when people are dying of Covid.
    People should know that it is not for their personal use. Any DC or State or Foreign VIPs can use this pool.

  8. Common Conman says:

    People have to realise that the ruling classes of the country, the bureaucrats and the politicians are not their friends.
    Be it this IAS or some other parliamentarian, everyone looks for their interest first.

    Common citizens fighting amongst themselves on behalf of these neo-aristocrats is sheer id*ocy.

  9. Bhamy V Shenoy says:

    Without a doubt, this is a procedural lapse. It is for good reason there is a requirement that for any change to the heritage property, prior permission is needed from Heritage Committee. Had DC submitted a request, more than likely swimming pool would have certainly got the approval after all it does not affect the heritage value of the property. I am not an expert on these things and it is my assessment. In any case, I am baffled by Regional Commissioner’s comment that a swimming pool in DC’s residence does not serve public purpose. In the first place is there a requirement that it should serve the public purpose? If public funds are spent to maintain the house, does it serve the public purpose? Such comments naturally raise question about the credibility of the report. It is not clear if Sindhuri Rohini thought of having a swimming pool or was it proposed by Nimrithi Kendra for demonstration purpose as stated ? If it was proposed by the former DC during the pandemic times, we need to question her judgment. Still it is not a crime to find fault with as some have been commenting.

    When we consider the great contribution Rohini Sindhuri has done by pointing out the possible land grabbing activities which none of her predecessors have attempted, any procedural lapse on the part of her can be forgiven with a little reprimand.

  10. Samuel says:

    @Bhamy V Shenoy – You are so accurate in describing the rot of the democracy in this nation! It is no wonder some people feel that British were much better and classy compared to the political class that replaced them ! Nepotism, dynasty, corruption and extreme selfishness and greed replaced it! After 6 decades we reached a political low where anybody who points out corruption or crime is subjected disgrace, torture, humiliation and even murder! What happened to Arnab Goswamy should be an eye opener! Now they have successfully shut him up and he will never open his mouth again! Just a fake TRP scam put him down and shown that the criminal forces are too powerful! Social media and judiciary are another story! while the Judges can be bought, social media warriors protect their criminal bosses like the Pitbulls protecting the drug lords in Columbia! and all this happens under the slogan of democracy won! this slogan is used when a corrupt leader gets an anticipatory bail!
    still worse, nationalist is an abusive term! So sad for Rohini! She still have not gone through her full punishments’! It is only the beginning! Everybody has to pay the price for being honest and raising your voice against the criminals !


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