Panaji: Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar’s new palacial bungalow adjacent to the protected Monument of Basilica of Bom Jesus was given the Occupancy certificate by the Old Goa Panchayat within a week. This has been revealed in the information furnished to Adv. Aires Rodrigues under the RTI Act.
Nikitasha Realtors Pvt Ltd owned by Pandurang Madkaikar on 5th January this year applied for the Occupancy certificate which was granted by the Old Goa Panchayat headed by Pandurang Madkaikar’s wife Sarpanch Janita Madkaikar within a week on 11th January after getting it approved at the meeting of the Panchayat held on 8thJanuary.
The documents obtained by Adv. Rodrigues under RTI also reveals that the construction licence for that bungalow was issued with a fortnight with the licence applied on 15th January 2013 and the Panchayat issuing it on 2nd February 2013. Engineer Paresh Gaitonde in his letter to the Old Goa Panchayat on 14th January 2013 had estimated the cost of construction of that bungalow at Rs 1,42,46,485.
As per the documents furnished to Adv. Rodrigues by the Panchayat the plot admeasuring 35,125 sq mts was bought from Marcel based Swarnabhumi Builders by Nikitasha Realtors Pvt Ltd represented by its Managing Director Janita Pandurang Madkaikar on 11th October 2004 for twenty lakhs while Pandurang Madkaikar was the Revenue Minister. That agricultural land comprising of 22 teak, 4 jackfruit, 3 Mango, 20 Nandi and 30 coconut trees was granted conversion by the Town & Country Planning department on 7th February 2008 and the Sanad obtained on 3rd March 2008 all when Pandurang Madkaikar was the Transport Minister.