Odisha Govt Converts Corrupt IAS Officer’s Farmhouse Into Nursery

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Better late than never.The farm house over a land of 2.86 acres that once belonged to an IAS Officer of Odisha Ramesh Chandra Behera is now a government nursery and horticulture training centre.

The property of the IAS Officer has been confiscated after cases against the IAS Officer of making disproportionate property through corrupt practices are established.
The farm house in Bhaliagada village of Rangeilunda Block is located in the outskirts of Berhampur city in Odisha.

The anti-corruption wing confiscated the farmhouse and some plots belonging to Behera, a 1979-batch IAS officer following the March 7, 2011 order of the Bhubaneswar special court.

However, it took over 21 years for the government to establish corruption and confiscate the properties.A case against Behera for amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income was lodged in the early 90s by the state vigilance. Behera retired in May 2010.

This is the second such case in line as the house of another retired IAS officer Sanjib Kumar Ray at Bhubaneswar had been converted into the homeopathic dispensary last month.

Even though belated, such actions by the government are appreciated in public for it bears a hope for minimizing corruption in the system of administration.

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  1. It is indeed great pluesare that I had met S.R. Sankaran sir many times, as scholar, I met him to take interview for M.Phil and my Ph.D research work. I had also met sir in the seminars and whenever he came to University of Hyderabad to deliver lectures and attend the advisory committee meetings. I got an opportunity to talk to him on different issues like bureaucracy, democracy, movement, dalit, tribal and other issues. I have not only being benefited from his interaction for my research and but developed my personality and got the perspective. i used to call him frequently and still i am not deleting his phone number. whenever, he seems me, he used to tell me that you are my student, perhaps, once I told him that I have studied in Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare School, Nallawagu, Medak district and hails from Medak district, Andhra Pradesh. That is the reason, he considers me as his student, perhaps, I am one among many in Andhra Pradesh benefited from his policy, when he was part of the government of Andhra Pradesh. When sir passed away, i was there in his residence whole night and day. after his interaction, I am trying to be a honest man and work for the deprived. As an Assistant professor, in Central University of Guajarat, I had put one unit on S.R. Sankaran his contribution to the deprived communities of the country for the students of Integrated MA. Management students. It is because of my teacher, Prof. G. Haragopal sir, i got an opportunity to meet and observe S.R. Sankaran sir his great commitments and conserns, for that I thank my sir.

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