Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, April 19: General Administration Department (GAD) recommendation to Higher Education Department for initiating departmental action against seven officials, was not taken serious by the department, as even after submitting the enquiry report still not action has been taken.
According to a local daily an enquiry was initiated against seven officials deputed in Government Degree College Doda, for allegedly issuing tenders to some favorites for purchase of sports items for said college, according to enquiry number PE-SLK, 3/10 and Veri-UD-25/11, and the enquiry was initiated on 18/8/2010 and 30/9/2011.
The accused officials including in-charge Principal GDC Akhnoor Satpal Sharma, Incharge Principal GDC Bhaderwah Zaheer Abass Hashmi, Jaffer Husain deputed from School Education department, Dr. Veer Jee, Javaid Iqbal Tramboo, Dr. Aijaz Ahmed and Sarita Parihar.
The document reads that, the enquiry officer was appointed vide order no. 73 HE of 2014 dated 9/7/2014. However the enquiry officer has reported that the file has been damaged during floods in the month of September 2014.
Sources have issued a statement saying that, one of the involved official, was likely to be promoted as Principal, which is totally unfair and with such moves, what exactly PDP-BJP Government wants.
An official of Higher Education department said that, a six member committee was called and open tenders were invited from bidders.
He added, that five contractors were awarded contracts out of six bidders for different items. One of the local contractor of Bhaderwah, was given tender of nearly Rs. 10 thousands, who refused to provide items and further they decided to give tender to next bidder but it was not done by college authorities, he said.
He further informed that the contractor of Bhaderwah, came to meet the then Principal SP Sharma and filed a complaint in vigilance department.
The Vigilance team visited college but were failed to produce any challan he said.
According to the enquiry report submitted as per letter number HE-Coll/Coord/Vig/WPPIL, no. 9/2012, dated 18/4/2016 a penalty of Rs. 1980 was imposed on seven officials.