J&Okay Government: During 2010-19, Jammu & Kashmir executed 2 lakh initiatives by way of nomination
Incidentally, many J&Okay departments – together with the general public works division – and most autonomous our bodies are but to share particulars of initiatives taken up by them post-2010 on nomination or single-bid tender.The info relating to backdoor appointments and initiatives/works executed by all J&Okay authorities departments on nomination and single-tender foundation had been sought by the chief secretary round one-and-a-half years in the past, a supply advised TOI.
J&Okay chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta had, whereas talking at an occasion in Kupwara final month, mentioned that there have been 2.5 lakh backdoor appointments within the J&Okay authorities earlier than 2019. However, the variety of public works executed by J&Okay authorities departments bypassing the obligatory tendering course of are trickling in solely now.
The J&Okay Jal Shakti division, at a gathering of the committee of secretaries in J&Okay on November 6, mentioned that it had bought 86,000 initiatives executed by nominated events or primarily based on single bid post-2010. The variety of works taken up by the agricultural improvement division in the identical method was put at 1.24 lakh, sources advised TOI on Thursday. Over 2.12 lakh initiatives and works, most of them funded by the Centre, had been undertaken by all J&Okay departments by nomination/single tender between 2010 and 2019, sources mentioned quoting particulars submitted to the chief secretary.
The guidelines mandate obligatory tendering for all authorities contracts and re-tendering within the occasion of a single bid.
A J&Okay authorities officer sought to hyperlink the excessive variety of initiatives executed on nomination and single tender foundation to a design by the erstwhile state governments to favour and facilitate sure contractors. Sources mentioned just a few chosen ones – usually these with the backing of the Jamaat-e-Islami ecosystem – had been nominated or awarded authorities contracts primarily based on single bid tenders, whereas guidelines and transparency took a again seat.
During the interval beneath scrutiny, Omar Abdullah first led a National Conference authorities, adopted by the chief ministership of PDP’s Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti. The state was positioned beneath governor’s rule in mid-2018.