Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Deaf, mute woman raped in Ramban, accused arrested | Omar Abdullah demands Mehbooba Mufti Mufti be set free | Mufti to be shifted to her official residence today, to remain under detention | Coronavirus COVID-19: India partially lifts export ban on Hydroxychloroquine | Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, Indian Army retaliates | “Publicity hungry” BJP leaders again defy official orders | Instead of going to quarantine, SMC Mayor continues to move around | Are Jammuites children of lesser God? | Will BJP "honest" leaders follow LG’s footsteps? | GMC Rajouri doctor volunteer himself to join fight against COVID-19 pandemic | No shortage of essential items in Kashmir: Admin | DC Bandipora bans entry of people into Gurez Valley, all movement passes withdrawn, cancelled | Psychiatric Hospital Jammu expresses reluctance to admit 4 patients | 103 positive cases of Corona Virus in JK as three more test positive from Kashmir | Army pays tributes to 5 soldiers in Keran encounter | HelpAge India Jammu Unit distributes essential items to 50 families | Exservicemen Society Start Langar Sewa | J&K RTI Foundation concerned over non-availability of consultation facilities at SDHs | JKMEF Jammu condemns misbehavior with paramedic employees | SCCU donates in Corona Relief Fund | JKSAC expresses resentment over Domicile Law | Violation of lockdown, brick kiln sized BRI | Let’s behave responsibly | Only purety can save us | Mobile and Selfie Addiction | Indian Armed Forces help in combating Corona virus | Munish Gupta asks government to do its job of coming to peoples relief | HUDD evolving effective mechanism for door-to-door survey in Jammu, Srinagar cities to ascertain pandemic spread: Dheeraj Gupta | CRPF chief, security advisor Kumar, others test negative | Chief Justice interacts with senior lawyers of High Court via video conferencing | In COVID-19 Red Zone, PHCs Manjakote, Gambhir Muglan lack adequate facility | Lockdown restriction continues, several violators booked in Rajouri | Kishtwar Municipality working hard to defeat COVID-19 | Terminated Nursing Staff GMC Kathua protest against Principal | Pattan Police books several shopkeepers for violation of lockdown | Anantnag administration shifts non-locals to school buildings | RDD playing pivotal role in containment, management of Covid-19 in rural areas | Man escapes from quarantine centre in Samba; brought back, booked | School Education Department to launch dedicated grievance redressal portals | SICOP contributes Rs 10 lakh to J&K Relief Fund | DC holds meeting with civil society members, chairman MC Rajouri | JMC installed decontamination, sanitizing tunnel at GMC | BJP distributes ration amongst labourers, poor | Truck carrying LPG cylinders falls in gorge | J&K AAP demands roll back of Domicile law | Plus Two Lecturers’ Forum demands mass promotion of students | Sadhotra demands availability of essential commodities | Jagti camp inmates highlight demands | DC Rajouri holds meeting with ward councilors, civil society members | Saksham Jammu Kashmir Prant starts helpline | DDC Udhampur reviews ration distribution in the district | BJP observes its 40th foundation day | Chadwal Panchayat extends support to the Labourers family | Labour, Employment department counsel interstate migrant labourers | All J&K POJK 1947 Sharnarthi Intellectual Forum distributes ration | Who shall be responsible if any person/woman starving due to lockdown: Prof. Bhim Singh | Back Issues  
news details
Alleged nepotism in supply orders by SICOP
‘Div Com Jammu directs ACB for proper inquiry’
2/14/2020 12:10:55 AM


JAMMU, Feb 13: Taking strong notice of reluctance on part of the SICOP, following repeated complaints of nepotism in allotment of supply orders to blue eyed firms by the corporation, the Divisional Commissioner Jammu directed Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct proper inquiry into allegations leveled by an entrepreneur.
According to sources, the Divisional Commissioner Jammu office in the month of November 2019, after having no response from J&K SICOP and the Directorate of Industries & Commerce Jammu, with regard to repeated complaints of nepotism by an entrepreneur, had directed the ACB for proper inquiry in to the matter and book the culprits under relevant law.
“Naman Bakshi owner of M/S Bakshi Cement Works Arts, Reasi, had repeatedly apprised the authorities regarding alleged nepotism in allotment of supply orders for interlocking tiles to Rural Development Department, the Div Com had sought detailed report from the Director Industries & Commerce, and Managing Director SICOP”, sources said, adding that but the complainant remained deprived of even a single supply order and causing huge loss to his unit, as he had taken loan from a bank for his manufacturing unit.
“He kept knocking doors of higher authorities, including DC Reasi, MD SICOP, Director RDD Jammu, GM SICOP, Director Industries & Commerce Jammu, though the same was conveyed to SICOP by the concerned offices, even he had also submitted a written complaint to erstwhile, State Vigilance Organization, now ACB along with sufficient proof of fraud committed on the pretext of supply orders given to selective firm”, they said.
“Kindly find enclosed herewith a copy of complaint along with its enclosure submitted by one Naman Bakshi, (M/s Bakshi Cement Works Arts) regarding the subject cited above. The complaint is self-explanatory and need proper investigation. In this connection, I’m directed to request you to kindly get the allegation verified and take appropriate action in the matter”, letter addressed to Director ACB J&K vide no. 901/DivCom/ACB/Reasi/1480-81, dated 26/11/2019 read.
When Contacted, Managing Director, SICOP J&K, Atul Sharma said, “There are no such things happening in new system.”
“In past may be some favour be given to someone, since the day I joined here, I directed my subordinates to follow due process while placing supply orders for government department to the manufacturers”, he said, adding that he could not comment on what had happened in past, but if someone has grievance he/she come to me any time. “No injustice will take place in new system, I assure you”, he added.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center