Written reply to a query raised by N.Ok. Premachandran within the House
The Centre had knowledgeable the State Government as early as October 2019 that the Consulate General of India (CGI) in New York couldn’t confirm the credentials of the US-based firm that had proposed an MoU for deep-sea fishing, Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan informed the Lok Sabha throughout query hour on Wednesday.
In a written reply to a query raised by N.Ok. Premachandran within the House, he stated the Ministry of External Affairs had directed the CGI in New York to confirm the handle and credentials of M/s EMCC Global Consortium LLC following a request from the State Government. The CGI sought the main points via a communication to the corporate on October 14, 2019.
However, within the absence of a response from the corporate, the handle and credentials of the corporate couldn’t be verified. The Minister stated the corporate’s handle at 535 Fifth Avenue, 4th ground was a digital workplace which allowed for short-term rental and different secretarial providers.
The findings of the enquiry on credentials of the corporate have been conveyed by e mail to the Government of Kerala by the CGI in New York on October 21, 2019 and by the Ministry of External Affairs on October 25, 2019.
Subsequently, on a separate follow-up, CGI New York had conveyed the identical response on November 6, 2019 to the Government of Kerala, he added.
The Centre’s clarification flies within the face of the Industries Minister E.P. Jayarajan’s competition that the State Government had not obtained any response to its request for help from the Union Government to confirm the credentials of the corporate.