PWD Rajouri and Nowshera have become a hub of financial frauds; SE’s orders have no takers; X.En’s, AEE’s, playing foul
POONCH TODAY NEWS
RAJOURI: On one hand, government claims transparency in PWD works, but these transparency claims are best suited for those who know nothing about the various technical issues of PWD, by which many tainted officials of PWD in Rajouri and Nowshera, over the years, looted government exchequer on fake withdrawals. In Rajouri and Nowshera, many works were executed without tenders and bills of some works were withdrawn, which were already on the ground. By this way, many bills were withdrawn on repeated works and all this was happened due to a well deep nexus of PWD officials, both in Rajouri division and Nowshera special division. Under SDRF, many works were executed without authority and later, huge amounts were withdrawn by settling many deals behind the curtains. Shocking was that under Special Repair, Annual repair and other non plan mode activities, tainted engineers of PWD Rajouri and Nowshera looted government money over the years. Even BADP funds were misused brazenly. The state of affairs of PWD remained worse, but no body from government side preferred to taken to task those PWD officials of Rajouri and Nowshera, who looted government exchequer at will. Many staff members posted in Rajouri and Nowshera have huge property in different locations of J&K as funds meant for development went to their corrupt practices. X.En PWD Rajouri and Nowshera know this all and that’s why, fearing exposure of their misdeeds, they prefer to violate RTI act. In response to many RTI”s, X.EN PWD Rajouri has only once answer, “Since record is huge, you are requested to come in office and inspect the record.” A retired officer of PWD, pleading anonymity, said, “There are many multi crore scams in PWD in both the districts of Poonch and Rajouri and the office of Superintending Engineer and Chief Engineer always remained a party to such scams” added “No officer of PWD will give right reply because they know that whole department is neck deep involved in corruption and fearing exposure of their frauds, it’s an internal policy of the department to hoodwink RTI activists. Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer and various X.ENs posted in Poonch and Rajouri violate RTI act deliberately.” This shows that department officials are openly murdering RTI fearing that their misdeeds will come in public domain. A high level enquiry is needed from government to detect many multi crore frauds which were executed in Poonch, Rajouri and Nowshera over the years and those, X.ENs, AEE’s, JE’s, who remained a part of this high profile nexus, must be brought to justice.