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Works in J&K were given without any administrative approval allotting tenders

Last Updated on August 6, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta said that earlier there was no fairness in allotment of tenders and no administrative approval was taken before the works were given to contractors.

But the things have changed and there is transparency and accountability in the things which are done.

But there was a time when there was no tendering whatsoever and all works were awarded on nomination basis. Dr Mehta said that 1300 school buildings were constructed without any such requirement and were abandoned later. He said that there was no fairness in allotment of work and were given because someone liked it. Moreover he further said that work was allotted without any administrative approval.

Since there are same rules in J&K as that of government of India, Dr Mehta said that the system now is not contract driven. During 2021-22, 80 percent works started this year will be completed in the same year.

Dr Mehta said that there was a rule that all works had to be executed through Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC), which never tendered the works. He questioned that if it is not corruption then what is.