Unfair and Undue


Succumb to the unfair and undue demands and dictates of the top officers or get ready to be axed. This is perhaps the `Mantra' to survive and get prize posting and then continue the full term or even more, in the State Government for all the officers. Making startling revelations and raising serious allegations against the 'top people' at the helm of affairs, a serving Chief Engineer of the PHE,I&FC department has dared to expose the things under the carpet in the department and revealed how he was victimized and shifted within five months just for not obeying the dictates of top officers. In a letter to the media, certain trade unions and some top people in the corridors of power, Chief Engineer, Design Inspection and Quality Control (DIQC) PN Bali has alleged that he was shifted prematurely only because he refused to hand over Scorpio vehicle of an Executive Engineer under him to a top officer of his department. Not only this, he also refused undue favours to the `top people' at the helm of affairs in the PHE, I&FC by committing frauds and adopting unfair means.
"Enough is enough; deliberate humiliation of officers in meetings, threats about transfers has become habit of some top IAS officers who can go to any extent to get the things done as per their sweet will. Unfortunately, the political people at the top also meekly succumb to their pressure. Only blue eyed officers who are ready to do every unfair task for top officials, can survive under such circumstances,” Bali revealed. Exposing nexus of ‘officers-contractors’ in I&FC and plunder of public exchequer worth cores on the name de-silting and repair/maintenance of canals/ Khuls every year, the Chief Engineer alleged that hardly 10-15 % percent amount is actually utilized for this purpose and rest of the amount goes into the coffers of the people at the helm of affairs from ‘top to bottom’. Disclosing the modus operandi of the officers, he said no tenders are called for the same in violation of standing Government rules. No payments are made every year. These are deliberately put on hold for the year or more. No senior officer including SE checks the performance of work on ground after de-silting. The water is allowed to flow in the canals and the payments are made on pick and choose basis and only to those contractors who are ready to pay more graft or share the handsome amount with officers. A huge liability of some contractors is still pending for the last couple of months and they keep on moving behind the Executive Engineers for release of their money. There is strong need to break the nexus and save the public money.

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