Under fire, Govt acts against JKPCC top brass

4 officers attached; Hamal gets additional charge

Damage to Assembly Complex

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 19: The J&K Government Monday axed the top brass of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) for their alleged negligence in carrying out the execution work of a new legislative complex in Jammu, which led to partial damage to the historical building.
As reported earlier by Greater Kashmir, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had sought action against the JKPCC top brass after the state cabinet expressed concern over the damage to the existing Assembly Complex and the laidback attitude of the JKPCC functionaries to take preventive measures.
Following the CM’s instructions, the General Administrative Department attached four top officials of the Corporation, including its Managing Director. As per the order “engineering staff involved with the execution of New Legislature Complex, Jammu have been asked to report to Public Works (R&B) Department, with immediate effect”.
They included MM Gupta, Managing Director, JKPCC, Suresh Rekhi, Deputy General Manager, Vinod Gupta, AEE (Civil), Manager and Anupam Bangroo, Junior Engineer, Deputy Manager, JKPCC.
The government also assigned the charge of MD JKPCC to IA Hamal, Joint Development Commissioner (Works), Public Works (R&B) Department in addition to his own duties, till further orders.
The historic Legislative Assembly building suffered damage on December 10.
Meanwhile, sources said the government has constituted an Empowered Committee to monitor the construction of New Legislature Complex, Jammu and “conducting review of the project periodically.”
“The Committee shall ensure that the New Legislature Complex is constructed in a fool-proof manner and adequate precautions are taken to safeguard the existing building”, the order reads.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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