Rajouri administration’s Planning Department remains major player in ensuring corrupt activities, Question mark on Deputy Commissioner Rajouri
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Not Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, but Planning department has remained on forefront in running the administrative and financial affairs of Rajouri administration as highly played sources within administration told “POONCH TODAY” that officials of Planning department calling the shorts in every affair, especially related to financial activities. Over the years, the practice of carrying out many development works without tenders remained the top most priority of Planning Department and as a result, many blue eyed contactors were given out of the way benefits after getting hefty commission by Planning officials. Moreover, during end of successive financial year, Planning Department withdrew funds on many non existent works with the full support of PWD, Irrigation and FC, PHE and RDD, on the name of their close Contactors who were considered as loyal to administration. Top officers used to take major share and blue eyed Contractors used to get minor share for non existing works. This high profile mafia in Rajouri administration has to its credit huge withdrawal of funds on works which were non existing on the ground. Funds under CRF, Cluster villages, Non Plan, BADP and SDRF were brazenly misused. The horrible state of Rajouri administration is cleared from the fact, how successive Chief Planning Officers were sidelined and a blue eyed Assistant Director who has been holding his posting in Rajouri district for long years, remained major player in all such cases. Allotment of works without approval to blue eyed Contractors, managing additional allocation of funds under Non plan, ensuring works without tenders to keep everybody in dark among other similar activities remained top most priority to Planning Department Rajouri. There is a huge question mark on the chair of Deputy Commissioner who has failed on all front in ensuring a check on such activities and this shows that everybody in Rajouri administration seems to be hand in glove where tainted officials are calling the shorts openly. DC Office Rajouri is also under scanner over allowing illegal construction in river bed areas belonging to influential persons. Likewise, many illegal constructions and encroachments are going on in various parts of the city, thanks to the weak attitude of DC office Rajouri for which a high level inquiry is needed.