Jal Shakti department(PHE) Poonch has become a hub of frauds; Tainted officials earning like anything
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Nothing lies in order in Jal Shakti department(PHE) Poonch, which has become the most controversial department right now in Poonch administration. Over the years, fake withdrawal of government money under various schemes taken place. Many schemes lying on paper only and there are no whereabouts of funds in several crores which were provided to division Poonch over the last few years. The department is totally in disarray and even department employees are feeling frustrated over the state of affairs in PHE. Earlier, few department employees remained part and parcel of many self help groups behind the curtains and earned like anything. Even, department used to upload and finalize tenders from an unknown location. There is no record of activities of last three years available as many RTI applicants filed RTIs, but officers, who have been running the affairs of the department, fearing exposure of their misdeeds, openly violating the transparency act and this shows that top officials and other staff members are well aware of their frauds. Even, some areas of Poonch city are not getting regular water supply and if department fails to provide regular water supply, then it’s a clear indication that open fraud is going on under various schemes of PHE department. If this is the condition of Poonch city, then what is expected of the state of affairs of Jal Shakti department in far flung areas. During ongoing March month, bills are being passed for doubtful works. Funds worth hundred of crores were provided to Jal shakti department during the last few years, but there seems to be no accountability at all and officers take full benefit of this lethargic attitude on part of government. Whole system of Jal shakti department is totally collapsed from inside. There is no system of check and balances and innocent public has no option other than to show frustration in different ways. Even, administration never bothered about the suffering of common man related to Jal shakti departments. A high level inquiry is needed against the top department officers for scripting many scams which are likely to be in several crores.