State Vigilance Commission (SVC) today instructed all departments to strictly follow guidelines issued by commission for disposing off condemned and un-serviceable store items.
Commission asked the disposal committees to ensure that reserve bid price of the item is kept secret and revealed only after the opening of tenders received for the purpose. These directions were issued while reviewing various complaints received by the Commission on this count.
Commission has received several complaints that various government departments are disposing off condemned and un-serviceable items at much lower price than the market rates, resulting in huge losses to the state exchequer. As per the guidelines of the commission, the Disposal Committee, constituted by competent authorities, will inspect material declared surplus, obsolete and un-serviceable before putting same to auction.
Committee has to decide the mode of auction and conduct the same either through open auction or through tendering in order to get proper response and adequate rates for the proposed items. Disposal Committee will ensure that the reserve price is kept in sealed cover and opened only after the auction is complete or tenders are opened, the guidelines said. These guidelines were issued when the commission met today under the chairmanship of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Kuldeep Khoda and included Vigilance Commissioners Dr. R.K.Jerath and Gous-un-Nisa.