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CBI to probe Delhi Govt ‘irregularities’ in low-floor bus buy

Delhi LG V Ok Saxena has authorised a proposal to ahead a criticism to the CBI to probe the alleged corruption within the procurement of 1,000 low-floor buses by the DTC, official sources stated on Saturday. A criticism addressed to Saxena in June this yr had highlighted the appointment of the Minister of Transport because the chairman of the committee for tendering and procurement of buses by DTC in a premeditated method.

It had additionally claimed that the appointment of DIMTS as bid administration marketing consultant for this tender was achieved with an purpose to facilitate wrongdoing.

The criticism had alleged irregularities in a July 2019 procurement bid for 1,000 low ground BS-IV and BS-VI buses, and one other bid made in March 2020 for the acquisition and annual upkeep contract for low ground BS-VI buses, the sources stated.

The criticism was forwarded to the Chief Secretary on July 22 to hunt feedback from the departments of the Delhi authorities and consequently their suggestions.

The report, which was submitted by the Chief Secretary on August 19, had identified sure irregularities, following which Saxena has now forwarded the criticism to the CBI, they stated, including that the CBI is already conducting a preliminary inquiry within the matter.

Saxena has authorised the clubbing of the present criticism with the criticism already being inquired into by the central probe company.

A committee headed by retired IAS officer OP Aggrawal (retd) constituted to look into the costs of corruption within the procurement of buses in June 2021, in its report submitted in August 2021, had clearly indicted the AAP authorities for procedural deviations in your entire tendering and procurement process, the sources stated.

“Legal misconduct by public servants on this tender train will probably be ascertained by the investigating company, ie the CBI. “On the idea of this, the Chief Secretary beneficial to refer the matter to the CBI, which was authorised by the LG,” stated a supply. There was no speedy response from the Delhi authorities on the matter.

With inputs from News18



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