Panaji, Jan 31 (IBNS) Four months have passed since the Justice Shah Commission report on illegal mining was tabled in Parliament, but the Goa cabinet is yet to decide whether or not to accept the report which indicts former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for not acting against the massive illegalities in the mining sector among other high profile men.
"Shah Commission has been constituted by Central government and therefore the State government has no role in acceptance of the same. The report has not been put before the Central cabinet," Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Thursday.
Besides many observations made, the Shah report had pointed out large quantity of differences between production (dispatch), transportation under permitted quantum and actual in the years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.
It also observed that during the last five years, Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) had not conducted inspection of the mining leases, which was 'deliberate omission which resulted in illegal mining and (caused) huge loss to state exchequer'.