With massive frauds to its credit, no inquiry ever ordered against PWD department of Poonch and Rajouri; Tainted X.Ens, AEEs, JEs looted government money
POONCH TODAY NEWS
RAJOURI/POONCH: Considered as backbone of administration, PWD department in twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, despite having several scams to its credit, never faced any inquiry on reportedly frauds which remained a regular practice in the said department since long with the involvement of AEE’s, JE’s and successive X.EN’s, who looted government like anything. Majority of JEs and AEEs in twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri are overstayed and some of them have been working in the same district for years. The level of brazen corruption in PWD is a well known fact but no body is ready to raise eyebrows on its working, whether political class of people or administrative class. Particularly from 2005 onwards, Poonch and Rajouri PWD received huge funds in hundreds of crores and successive Executive Engineers, with the help of their few subordinate staff members, murdered those funds with the involvement of some blue eyed contractors. Within no time, some contractors and few well known PWD officials who remained active only in Poonch and Rajouri districts due to their political influence became overnight crorepati’s and are still calling the shots. Some contractors who were not well known in the field, also turned crorepati within few years, because a well planed nexus remained active in PWD for long. Post September 2014 floods, huge murder of funds took place under SDRF but no body in Poonch and Rajouri administration and political class of people took an initiative to conduct an inquiry over brazen fraud in PWD for successive years because political class of people had to adjust their workers, whether on regular or to withdraw funds on fake works. Many payments were made repeatedly on same works and list of such works is long and this matter is already under the radar of anti graft agencies. To hide their misdeeds, some former Executive Engineers of PWD Poonch and PWD Rajouri were regularly feeding some political persons who were having high nuisance value and used to take their services by projecting themselves as honest officers. These paid sycophants were seen projecting those corrupt Executive Engineers and other officials of PWD openly in a positive way. In spite of repeated massive frauds over the years, no body dares to stand against PWD walas and it shows that a strong nexus is operating in PWD Poonch and Rajouri districts. Even Superintending and Chief Engineers over the years remained silent over brazen frauds, because they were, reportedly, adjusted handsomely by these tainted X.ENs, AEEs and JEs. Some contractors who were having strong nexus with PWD officers looted state exchequer on fake works and its shows that PWD Department from bottom to top always remained under corrupt hands that’s why no body ever took action on reported bungling in the said department and unfortunately, such corrupt practices are still openly going on in Poonch, Rajouri and Nowshera.