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Vigilance enquiry against Kochi Muziris Biennale: Cabinet

Posted on Nov 28, 07:50PM | UNI

Vigilance enquiry will be initiated against Kochi Muziris Biennale on the basis of the recommendations of Financial Inspection Wing, who have unearthed several financial irregularities in the conduct of the previous Biennale festival, Minister for Rural Development and Culture K C Joseph today said.

Briefing newspersons on the Cabinet decisions here, Mr Joseph said Finance Department would initiate action against those who gave such an advice that Financial Codal Provisions need not be followed when Rs 5 crore was spent.

If there are any Government nominees in the committee or trust of Biennale, they would be withdrawn, he said.

From now on no financial help would be given to them by the government. But as per the agreement drafted by the previous LDF Government, Durbar Hall would be rented out for four months without any pay, he said.

The recommendation of financial inspection wing to include them in black list has not been agreed, citing them as an important cultural and heritage project, Mr Joseph said.

'They will not be allowed to use the logo of Government or Lalithakala Academy from here on. Apart from financial help other help would be provided', he added.