A directive from Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan seems to have fallen on deaf ears as only 55 per cent of Maharashtra ministers have declared their assets so far. After he was sworn in as the chief minister in 10 Dec 2010, Chavan had asked his ministers to declare their assets, so that people have greater faith in the government. In 29 April 2011, He again request but 45 per cent till not take Chavan word so seriously.However, only 22 out of the 40 ministers in the state ministry have given details of their assets to the chief minister's office, RTI query has revealed.
I had sought details of the all ministers and details of the assets declared by them to the CM's office. According to Under secretary and Public Information officer Mr P P Gosavi only 22 ministers have declared their assets. Prominent among them are Chief Minister Chavan, Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, forest Minister Dr Pantangrao Kadam, Water Resources Minister Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, School Education Minister Rajendra Darda, Agriculture and Marketing Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Social Justice Minister Ad Shivajirao Moghe, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Laxman Dhoble, Tribal Development Minister Babanrao pachputhe , Health Minsiter Suresh Shetty, Enviorment Minister Sanjay Deotale, Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare, Food & Civil Supply Minister Anil Deshmukh, Food & Drugs Administration Minister Manoharrao Naik, Labour Minsiter Hassan Mushrif, Women and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Madhukar Chavan,School Education state Minister Fauzia Khan, Tribal Development State Minister Rajendra Gavit,Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Padamakar Valvi and Medical Education State Minister D P Sawant.
### Chuphe Rustam
CM is head of the ministry and his order should not be denied or delay by his colleagues. But ministers like Industry Ministry Narayan Rane, Home Minister R R Patil, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thort, Excise Minister Ganesh Naik,Minority and Mumbai suburb Guardian Minister Mohm Arif Naseem Khan has own kingdom and they are never give response to CM's request. Rural Development Minister and Mumbai Guardian Minister Jayant Patil,Cooperation and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harshvardhan Patil,Public works Minister Jaydutt khisrsagar, Medical Education and Horticulture Minister Dr Vijay Kumar Gavit, Employment guarantee Minister Dr Nitin Raut, Higher and Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope,State Home Minister Satej Patil,State urban Development Minsiter Bhaskar Jadhav,State Housing Minister Sachin Ahir, Ranjeet kamble,Prakash Solalnkhe ,Gulabrao devkar,Rajendra Muluk are not respond yet .
"The public information officer, not to share when ministers' assets details submitted to CM because ,it was in a sealed format,"
Athak Seva Sangh wrote to CM and demand to take serious action on those ministers who are fail to submit the declaration of their Assets “Those ministers who have not declared their assets have no morals. They are supposed to do that even during elections. If the central government ministers and those from Bihar can declare their assets, what stops these people? 45% of ministers not declaring their assets reflects poorly on the CM. “It shows that he is very weak. I can understand he has no control over ministers from the NCP, but what about people from his own party?”
###RTI increases Ministers Morality
In 2010,immediately after Chavan ordered his ministers to declare their assets, I filed a similar RTI application and sought details of the assets declared by ministers in the past 15 years as prescribed under the code of conduct. None of the ministers had declared their assets then. After RTI expose CM imm instruct all ministers to submit there declaration of Assets.In 2011, to check out response I again File RTI and shocked to know only 16 out of 40 ministers declares there Assets. Now again third time When I ask about same revels that only 22 out of 40 Ministers Obey the CM order. Its because of RTI scare now percentage is increase and defiantly reaches 100 per cent soon.