Corruption at its peak! Poor quality sports items provided at Panchayat level by district administration
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Under Back to village program(3), government announced distribution of sports material worth Rs 20,000 for each panchayat, but tainted government officials used the opportunity to their self interest and provided poor quality sports items at various panchayats. Even some panchayats were not provided the same sports items. “POONCH TODAY” already highlighted the said issue few weeks ago and acting on that, an inquiry committee was formed for verification of sports material purchased by DPO office under BTV3. District Youth Services and sports Officer vide letter no DYSSO/P/316 dated 22-05-2021 addressed to administration admitted that sports material is of sub standard and its cost is not more than Rs Eight to Ten thousands, where as the actual bill of each kit was passed at Rs 20,000. Each kit contains Volleyball 10 nos, Football 02 nos, Shuttle Cock 03 box, Badminton Rocket 03 pair, Volleyball Net 05 nos, Cricket bat 03 nos, Cricket ball 09 nos and Kit bag 02 nos. However, some BDOs said that no sports material has been purchased in their blocks so far. On one hand J&K UT government wanted to provide sports material at panchayat level for the benefits of youngsters to use their energy in sports activities, but on the other hand, tainted officials of administration played their negative role and were instrumental in purchasing sub standard sports material. A high level inquiry is needed to find out those government officials who played their unconstructive role with a hidden agenda reportedly of earning commission.