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Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Irregularities' at the office of the Chief Registrar

Insiders say the Chief Registrar of the High Court, Ganga Irani Arachchi, is being investigated by FICAC after preliminary findings in an audit report found she requisitioned $38,000 worth of orders without obtaining proper authorization. 
 
Civil service rules allow department heads to purchase up to $20,000 worth of requisitions without authority. 

 
In this case the audit report found Arachchi had hired rental vehicles from a particular rental agency, Central Rentals, which has close links to the illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum. 

 
Rental cars were hired from this particular agency without tenders being called and three quotes being obtained first. 

 
Almost all the cars are expensive four wheel drives, which are used for service and delivery duties of judicial clerks. 

 
Insiders say such extravagance is totally unnecessary when smaller cheaper cars could easily do the same work. Savings could have gone into something more useful like the upgrading of the public toilets at the government buildings which is an eyesore and a sanitation risk.



A senior accountant was asked to take the fall for Arachchi but refused. He was then moved sideways from the Judicial Department to the Public Service Commission.

 
An earlier investigation into Arachchi for abuse of office has meanwhile stalled after a directive from Khaiyum to cease investigations.

 
Meanwhile Uttam Chandra, an investigator at the Legal Practitioners Unit, is being disciplined for getting one of his family members recruited into the Judicial Department without following proper procedures.

 
The lady relative of Uttam is not qualified but is reportedly being paid better than some longer serving staff members. 

 
An investigation was conducted after a fellow worker complained and Uttam was asked to explain. 

 
His explanation is currently before the Chief Registrar and a copy has been sent to the PSC. We are informed that his contract, which expires next month, will not be renewed.

15 comments:

Vutuki Thakur said...

Ganga is taking queue from her bosses aiyarse and vore in spending lavishly while the people suffer.

Vutuki Voreqe said...

What else do we expect.
Bossman did the coup. Everyone else wants to do coup too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so today we're friends with FICAC eh C4.5?

Anonymous PISSED OFF said...

Ganga Irani Arachchi (Sri Lankan & Chief Registrar)should have been removed instead of the many Sri Lankan judges and Magistrates who had been terminated unceremoniously these past years till today.

In fact the instigator of their removal is this woman, (GAGA) Ganga (IRASCIBLE IRATE)Irani (KALACHI) Arachchi.

LET FIJI KNOW THAT SHE FORCIBLY REMOVED ALL I TAUKEI OFFICERS FROM THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT. IF YOU HAVE RELATIVES THERE, ASK THEM TO CONFIRM. IN THEIR PLACE SHE HAD BROUGHT IN INDO FIJIANS TO WORK THERE AND HAD PROMOTED THEM WITHOUT MERITS.

THE PSC CANNOT DO ANYTHING; SERULAGILAGI IS TOOTHLESS AND JUST GTRYING TO SURVIVE FOR HIS BREAD AND BUTTER. WORKING IN THE FIJI GOVERNMENT NOW IS A 'BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUE, NOT REAL DEDICATED SERVICE THAT WE KNEW OF IN THE PAST.

BAINIMARAMA CANNOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THIS SRI LANKAN WOMAN WORKS FOR AG KHAIYUM.

WHAT SHE HAD DONE NOW IS ANOTHER SERIOUS ISSUE; SPENDING GOVERNMENT FUNDS WITHOUT AUTHORITY. SHE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED ON ALL NON COMPLIANCE AND IRREGULARITIES SHE HAD DONE AND REMOVED, OH MY APOLOGIES, DEPORTED TO SRI LANKA.

KHAIYUM...DO THE RIGHT THING AND SEND YOUR HIDDEN LOVER HOME.

Anonymous said...

What do we expect from a bunch of wannabe legal professionals who are otherwise unemployed or unemployable in their home country and are conveniently ‘shopped’ by Tony Gates from the slums of Colombo to do whatever the illegal regime requests them to do.

Someone quite appropriately referred to them ( Shri Lankans) in your blog recently as the ‘legal mercenaries’ who have no regard to or are willing to disregard the ‘rule of law’ and operate from outside the traditions of the Westminister system.

In the same token, the mediocrity Fiji’s illegal AG is well-known joke amongst Fiji Lawyers as one who has NEVER seen the light of day in any Court room in Fiji or elsewhere.

Fiji Judiciary is a JOKE!

Anonymous said...

Which brings us to the Great Chief Justice lol Timoci during 1987 coup he was same as these shri lankans. These are people with no values they will do anything to get some money including selling there family.

Anonymous said...

Aiyarse Khaiyum is one corrupt lawyer. He and Voceke used the coup to rid of corruption, well so they say. But looking around, corruption is at it's worst ever. Just look at the dodgy dealings given out to their families. Look at how they're getting richer while the rest of the ordinary citizens are living in poverty.

I sincerely hope that when these two clowns fail to win in the coming elections, they will be made to face the consequences of their corrupt actions. And when they do, I hope they will enjoy their vacation in Naboro Hilton

Anonymous said...

Ganga may also be considering citizenship so she can join Jiko Luveni's planned Ladies party in 2014 elections. Others are Wainikiti, Peni Moore, Dr Shaista, Nur Bano, Sainiana Waqainabete (now missing in action) This 'll be a formidable party. They know how to bring down men.

Anonymous said...

Ganga may also be considering citizenship so she can join Jiko Luveni's planned Ladies party in 2014 elections. Others are Wainikiti, Peni Moore, Dr Shaista, Nur Bano, Sainiana Waqainabete (now missing in action) This 'll be a formidable party. They know how to bring down men.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10.45pm what's your problem with women? Saqamua!

Anonymous said...

@ April 26 8pm:

Tuivaga, no values?
Obviously, you are barking up the wrong tree with no sense of history on events of 87... If you read your history books ( and not blogs) you will find the judiciary then including its head was dismissed automatically when Rabuka abrogated Constitution making Fiji a republic. Tuivaga , reappointed by the then President had to look around and appoint willing people - to come in as magistrates/judges- at a time when no one wanted to step forward- to keep the judicial wheels turning, in a country just turned republic. The easier option would be to do nothing.
Second, Sir Timoci Tuivaga, as the first local CJ - has done more for his people and profession an earned the respect of his peers- while at it compared to little wannabees like yourself. So before you criticise, just please make sure youre armed with facts- and a string of concrete acheivements beside you so people will actually will listen to what you're saying- otherwise you sound some sore cynic!

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous April 26, 2012
Tuivaga, no values?

Maybe if you spent more time learning Fiji history during the 1987 coups, you will know and appreciate the background in which people in the driving seat then made the decisions then. Tuivaga, as CJ in 87, had to look around for judges/ magistrates after Rabuka abrogated the constitution,dismissed the juidiciary and declared Fiji a republic in a span of 48 hours. No one was willing then to come forward but eventually there were courageous, yes courageous people who did, at a time when it would have been easier to do nothing, with no judicial wheels turning, no courts open, no cases heard, no lawyers making money because no judicial officers could hear them, period. Second, Sir Timoci, the first local Chief Justice, and one of the two remaining knights around, has done more for people, country , profession than you can ever think of doing, so one: before you critize anything, do make sure youre on solid ground factually and otherwise, or risk sounding like some sore, armchair cynic!

Anonymous said...

Cannot expect ethics and professionalism and honesty in a Judiciary headed by a Chief Justice who lies under oath.

Those are the standards of the Fiji Judicial system. Unethical, dishonest, manipulative, deceitful and corrupt.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/international-politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503226&objectid=10791058

"He was replaced by Justice Anthony Gates, who had previously supported upholding the constitution in defiance of the 2000 coup. By this time however, Gates' reputation was severely tarnished - overseas-based judges on Fiji's Court of Appeal found he told guests at a cocktail party that he would "put away" a prominent chief, Ratu Takiveikata, on criminal charges relating to the coup. The three New Zealand and Australian judges who ordered a retrial found Gates lied under oath when he denied in court that he had made the statement."

Anonymous said...

Whats new, this is the norm in Fiji, it's who you know that gets you the job..

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:32

Who you know is why the country is still third world. No standards, no competence, no quality.

Rubbish in, rubbish out.

Singapore has progressed far ahead of Fiji because of standards.