ACB conducts joint surprise check of Chenani Hydel Project

JAMMU, May 20 : Anti-Corruption Bureau today conducted Joint Surprise Check of the office of Executive Engineer Generation Division Udhampur for ascertaining the allegations of irregularities in the departmental works.
Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu received a complaint against the officers of Power Development Corporation Udhampur i.e B.S Jaggi, Executive Engineer, Power Development Corporation Udhampur, Upinder Jit Singh, Director Finance, Gurdev Sodhi, AEE and Rajni Gupta, CPAO, wherein it was alleged that a fraud has been done in Generation Division Udhampur of Power Development Corporation worth Rs 25 lakh, that too on papers only and without doing any works on ground and purchasing of material on exorbitant rates and other allegations.
On the basis of complaint, a Joint Surprise Check was initiated by Anti-Corruption Bureau, J&K to verify the allegations. A joint team comprising of officers of Engineering Wing of ACB Jammu and Officers of JKPDCL Jammu deputed to Chenani Hydel Electric Power Project (District Udhampur) to conduct spot inspection with regard to various works executed and records. The record pertaining to the complaint was scrutinized. The team also examined the various purchases made by the officers on exorbitant rates.
There were allegations against the then Director Finance who had allegedly managed his posting for a long period in Power Development Corporation and remained instrumental in purchases on exorbitant rates. The allegations regarding irregularity in maintenance of 33 KV line is also under enquiry and team is investigating this aspect too. Further investigations are going on.

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