IRREGULARITIES,PLAGUE PWD: JKNPP
‘2110 works executed without inviting tenders’
Jammu, May 20: Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has accused the department of Road and Building (R&B) for executing hundreds of works without inviting tender and slow pace on many projects, due to red-tapism and rampant corruption.
“Also, due to the nexus of contractors and the officials, centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme is adversely affected.”
In a statement issued, working chairman JKNPP and MLA Harsh Dev Singh alleged that the Public Works Department (PWD) in the state has utterly failed to achieve set targets under PMGSY sector. He regretted that the PMGSY has become a casualty of the official red tape, bureaucracy and non-governance.
Elaborating further, Harsh Dev Singh said that it was mandatory to complete the entire exercise of connecting rural habitats before 2011. He said despite the launch of the scheme more than 15 years back, the success achieved was less than 30 per cent.
Harsh Dev Singh further alleged a department-contractor nexus in PMGSY and R&B had adversely affected the pace of works. He alleged that the contractors had been openly violating the terms of agreement stipulated under the scheme.
Harsh Dev Singh further accused the PWD department of large scale irregularities and financial indiscipline in R&B Sector. He said that he was informed in the Assembly that 2120 works were executed in the state without inviting tenders during a period of two years.
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