Udhampur, October 5
JKNPP today held a massive protest demonstration outside the office of Executive Engineer PMGSY Division Udhampur accusing the said department of executing construction, repairs and renovation of works worth millions of rupees without inviting tenders. The agitated protesters burnt the effigy of PMGSY Department and raised slogans against the Minister and officers of the deptt.
Speaking on the occasion, Jagdev Singh Jagga General Secretary Panthers Party district Udhampur alleged Politician-Contractor nexus in PMGSY department Udhampur and allotment of construction works to blue eyed contractors of the politicians by the Deptt. in a bid to loot the public money. He said that the departmental officers were also hand in glove with certain selected contractors who were being awarded contracts without following codal formalities in lieu of hefty commissions. He said that officers were indulging in brazen violation of norms and procedures in the process and looting the pubic exchequer without any fear due to the political patronage enjoyed by them.
JKNPP leaders demanded a vigilance probe followed by initiation of appropriate proceedings against the culprits for brazen loot of tax-payers money. He further demand withholding payments of all those contractors who have been awarded contracts worth millions without observing codal formalities.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Deepak Singh, Yash Paul Sharma, Vivek Mahajan, Mohinder, Sagar, Babloo, Sunny, Baldev Singh, Pritam, Kuldeep Kumar, Sanjay Sharma.