DDC suspends 2 officials
BUNGLING IN SOLAR LIGHTS DISTRIBUTION
Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 18: The District Development Commissioner Islamabad (Anantnag) today ordered the suspension of two officials of Rural Development Department and Science and Technology in the alleged bungling in the distribution of solar lights in Kokernag area of this south Kashmir district.
The development came following a complaint lodged by the people from some rural areas of Kokernag that the officials of the department of Science and Technology and Rural Development Department provided them solar lights at exorbitant rates.
“We have placed under suspension a technical assistant of Science and Technology department and Patwari of the Rural Development department,” said DDC, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi. He said an inquiry had been ordered into the case.
The villagers of Andarwan, Shalinar, Naripora and Watipora had alleged that the employees of Science and Technology and Rural Development Department in connivance with the Sarpanchs and Panchs of the area are involved in the Solar lights scam amounting to lakhs of rupees.
“There is no fixed rate of solar lights in our villages. Some have been provided the lights at the rate of Rs 1000 to as high as Rs 2000 against the original rate of Rs 750,” the villagers alleged.
They alleged that favoritism was being done while allotting the lights in the rural areas.
“While the real beneficiaries have been deprived of even a single solar light the influential households were able to get as many as five to six solar lights,” the villagers alleged.
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