Blunders in PHE Poonch. Will government initiate ACB inquiry?
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: The horrible state of affairs in PHE Department Poonch have forced the Contractors to come openly against the working of X.En, who reportedly with the full cooperation of HD has spoiled the reputation of the department from all angles. A close relative of an ex-legislator said, “We gave huge funds to PHE, but on the condition of 50% commission and PHE accepted our demand.” Such a statement shows that PHE comprised hugely on quality of works which were executed from CD funds of ex-legislators. “POONCH TODAY” has been publishing regular foul plays of PHE and in this contest, Executive Engineer, PHE, rather than setting his own house in order, preferred to torn the “POONCH TODAY” newspaper into pieces in front of his staff, expressing his anger over continue exposure of frauds in PHE Department Poonch. Even department employees are not happy with the working of X.En, who with the help of his trusted HD, calling shots openly. Even both the officers violated RTI act at will and it shows that department has no record of important activities. A RTI applicant approached department with a request to provide details of payments made to different suppliers for supply of fitting material including copies of passed bills/vouchers. He also sought details of NIT for repairing of electro mechanical machinery during the FY 2018-19 in addition to detail of month wise damage reports of electro mechanical machinery of all pumping stations in the division for the year 2018-19 with copies of passed vouchers. He also sought details of funds used on restoration works with bills / vouchers. But, X.En PHE, who, rather than providing the details to RTI applicant to ensure transparency in the functioning of PHE, preferred to torn the “POONCH TODAY” newspaper into pieces and termed the newspaper as blackmailer. The Contractors community has sought the attention of government through an ACB inquiry over brazen frauds which were carried out in PHE over the years and demand tough action against the tainted officials who gave a major blow to state exchequer