Vigilance books 5 officials for 'bungling'

Vigilance books 5 officials for 'bungling'

They said the verification by the Vigilance revealed that officers/officials of JKEDA, without any requirement, submitted project proposals.

Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) today registered a case against several officials of five government departments of Jammu and Kashmir and a private firm for alleged bungling in procurement of solar home lighting systems under Rural Village Electrification (RVE) Programme.

 

The Organisation registered the case against officials of department of Science and Technology, Planning and Development Department, Power Development Department (PDD), DIC Srinagar, JK Energy Development Agency (JKEDA) and the private company regarding misappropriation of funds in which a cumulative loss of Rs 60.32 lakhs was caused to the state exchequer during 2009-2010, VOK officials said.

 

They said the verification by the Vigilance revealed that officers/officials of JKEDA, without any requirement, submitted project proposals for procurement of 12,367 SHLs for 68 remote un-electrified villages of the state under the programme to Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.