Contractors to purchase cement directly
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Apr 27: In a significant decision aimed at minimizing chances of pilferage, the Government today ordered dispensing with the practice of direct purchase of cement for supply to contractors for works in PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department. Now, the cement has to be procured by the contractor himself but its quality has to be certified by the AEE concerned.
As per the order issued by the PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, after its approval by the concerned Minister, Taj Mohi ud Din, the tenders shall be invited for works with inbuilt system of purchase of cement by contractors as per prescribed ISI specifications and that too from stipulated manufacturers. The requisite provision shall be included in the agreement drawn with the contractor, the order reads.
The AEE incharge of a specific work shall, as per the order, record a certificate of quality check for cement, in addition to existing prescribed certificates, in the works register and measurement book.
Construction experts and engineers are of the opinion that the decision is set to bring in transparency in Government works and improve upon the quality standards of works undertaken.
It may be recalled here that PMGSY, one of the flagship programmes of central Government, too has a similar provision for cement procurement as a guideline.
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