MP govt extends commissions' tenures

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Bhopal, Aug 19 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government today extended the tenures of three single-member inquiry commissions, official sources said.

A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here, extended the tenures of commissions probing the firing in the Rewa-based JP Cement Factory's premises, alleged irregularities in the Social Security Pension and National Old Age Pension Scheme and the death of Deputy Commissioner (Commercial Tax) R K Jain.

The Justice N K Jain Commission was appointed in February 2008 to inquire into the pension irregularities. The six-month extension is with effect from June.

One person was killed and some injured in the Rewa firing on September 22, 2007. A commission was appointed on October 31, 2007 with a three-month tenure. Its tenure would now end on December 31, 2008.

The third commission's tenure was extended to February 3, 2009.

Mr Jain was arrested on July 14, 2004 by the Lokayukta Special Police Establishment on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000.

The official died the same day. An inquiry commission was appointed in August 2004.

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