Srinagar, Oct 11: Jammu and Kashmir Government admitted that around five per cent works in the last three years have been executed in R&B Department without tenders. This was stated by the government in reply to a question by MLC, Syed Mohammad Rafiq Shah in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
Shah in his question had asked whether it was a fact that more than 4,000 works had been allotted in the R&B Department without tenders. In reply the government said, “Normally all works are being executed after inviting tenders and fulfilling all other codal formalities. However, the execution of works of emergent nature departmentally is allowed in the book of financial powers up to certain limits.” “The quantum of works completed without inviting tenders during last three years has been less than 5 per cent,” it said. The government said: “The instances of execution of works departmentally have been almost eliminated with the introduction of e-tendering from February 2011 for PMGSY works.”