Non-implementation of govt policies due to corruption, highhandedness in admin: JCCI
Asking for CM's urgent intervention, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries has alleged of "corruption and high handed in administration by some people enjoying seat of power".
According to a written statement issued by the JCCI, the chamber president Rakesh Gupta in a letter to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, while highlighting the issues related to non-implementation of the government polices, has said:
"The administrative system is on the verge of collapse due to high headedness and corrupt practices by few people enjoying seat of power and who feel that they are not answerable to the government." Gupta wrote to CM that according to 'Industrial Policy 2016', approved by the state cabinet, the local Industries were to get benefit upto 15 percent of price preference in all government purchases but, according to him, the same is not adhered to by the procurement wing of the Power Development Department 'resulting in almost closure of many Industrial Units in the state.
According to Gupta, despite High Court orders restraining the procurement wing of PDD from placing any orders ignoring the said clause of price preference as stated in the Industrial Policy 2016. "We request your urgent intervention in the said matter and also request a high level enquiry so that the erring officers are taken to task whose actions are not only forcing the local Industrial Units to shutdown but also bring a bad name to the governance system of the present government," Gupta has written in the letter.