SSI units accuse FCD Islamabad of violating govt norms
'Demand orders be placed with SICOP only'
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 29: The Kashmir Wire Products’ Association has accused authorities in Flood Control Division (FCD) Islamabad of violating government instructions on procurement of wire products while floating tenders.
In a statement here today president of the association said the Flood Control Division Islamabad had floated a tender notice bearing no. 1 of 2010-11 for procurement of crate mesh.
It said the division had violated the instructions issued by the government vide circular FD/ET/Estt/207/2008 dated 15/7/2009, asking all government departments/divisions “to provide marketing support to SSI units by procuring material through SICOP.”
“The crate mesh is an identified product for purchase through SICOP only,” it said.
Earlier, the Division would submit its requirement to the SICOP for the supply of material. “The SICOP in turn would procure the material in equal proportion from small unit holders.”
“The departments/divisions are bound to purchase the identified products through SICOP only, which provides the testing facilities for the products. Besides, the products are available at competitive rates,” it said.
“Floating single tender will not be beneficial to small scale unit holders which have invested in plant and machinery,” it said.
President of the association Ovees Qadir Jamie said the insecurity for marketing had shaken the confidence of entrepreneurs.
Besides, this would also affect service of SICOP, for which it had been actually created.
The president demanded the tender notice be withdrawn immediately and the order given to SICOP.
Despite repeated attempts, executive engineer of the division concerned could not be contacted.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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