Health officers booked for causing loss to state exchequer
Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today registered a case against two J&K health officials for causing a loss of over Rs 2.
Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today registered a case against two J&K health officials for causing a loss of over Rs 2.30 lakh to the state exchequer by allegedly misusing their official position in Baramulla district three years ago. The case was registered against the then Medical Superintendent of district Hospital Baramulla, Muhammad Shafi Nanda, and the then cashier Ghulam, Muhammad Wani, after a verification proved the allegations that during 2010-11 they purchased various items from the local market without fulfilling codal formalities, a spokesman of the SVO said.
He said five beneficiary suppliers – M/S Surgical Face Corner New Colony Sopore, M/S Madina X-Ray Hospital Road Baramulla, M/S Muneer Medical Agency Hospital Road Baramulla, M/S Suhail Enterprises and M/S Mass Agencies Baramulla – were also named in the FIR. The verification revealed the officials purchased X-ray films, injections – Adrenaline, Peripuline, Hydrocortisone, Lionocene and Sodium Theoperline – from open market at exorbitant rates as compared to the rates of the Provincial Medical Store and rate contract of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, thereby causing a loss of Rs 2,31,073 to the State exchequer.
The purchases worked out on the basis of difference between the rate of provincial Medical Store Barzulla and the rate of procurement from open market fixed in the 'dasti quotations'."In this way the accused public servants have intentionally by way of misusing their official positions, put the State exchequer to huge loss," he said.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said the SVO has filed a charge sheet against a former revenue official for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a farmer for effecting mutation of a piece of land in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.The charge sheet was filed against the then Patwari of Halqa (area) Asnoor in Damhal Hanjipora in the court of Additional Anti-Corruption Judge Anantnag Rajiv Gupta yesterday, he said.