Two PWD AEE’s give thumb to SE’s order, Corruption at alarming rate in Mendhar and Surankote
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Two arrogant AEE’s of PWD Sub division Surankote and Mendhar are too much busy in tainted affairs that they openly gave thump to SE PWD’s order on RTI. Pertinent to mention here that a RTI applicant approached the department to know the details of funds used for telecom cable laying in Sub div Surankote and Sub div Mendhar tehsil for the last three years. The applicant also sought complete information of all payments made work wise by AEE Mendhar and AEE Surankote from March 2017 to Feb 2019. As there were huge reports of massive wrong doings in both the tehsils of Surankote and Mendhar, a social worker and a RTI activist approached both the AEE’s with a RTI application to verify facts and figures on the ground. Sources within the department told “POONCH TODAY” that massive frauds on Mandi Phagla road, Sanai road and Hadi Budha road in Surankote tehsil taken place over the years. Similarly, RTI applicant also sought details of BADP and SDRF funds used for the last four years in Mendhar tehsil. Sensing trouble and exposure of their misdeeds, AEE Mendhar who has become boss of the department and calling shots openly, gave thumb to the order of his superiors(SE and X.EN PWD Poonch). AEE PWD Surankote, who is having a poor image in the eyes of public, also followed his counterpart from Mendhar in violating the RTI act. The state of affairs of PWD Poonch has reached to an alarming level where murdering of government funds seems to be the main motto of majority of technical officials which include JE’s and AEE’s working in Tehsil Surankote and Mendhar. There are similar reports of brazen corruption from Mandi where AEE and few JE’s reportedly murdered state exchequer through misusing various schemes. Locals of the area, pleading anonymity, demanding a vigilance enquiry into the working of AEE PWD Office Surankote, Mandi and Mendhar from development point of view as they also alleged that few tainted officials of the PWD Department always give preference to their corrupt activities over development of their areas.