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Inquire Beed official’s role in tendering process: HC | Aurangabad News

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AURANGABAD: The Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court recently directed the divisional commissioner (Aurangabad) to consider the inquiry committee report on irregularity in the tendering process for the road works involving a sum of over Rs 9.5 crore even though the whole process was cancelled.
The court also directed the divisional commissioner “to ensure initiation of action against the erring officials or individuals and to see that the exercise initiated by him reaches to its logical end within reasonable period without there being any inordinate delay in the matter”.
Beed municipal councillor Amar Marutirao Naikwade (37) had moved court through lawyer Sayyed Tauseef Yaseen by filing public interest litigation in 2019 challenging the tender process and seeking stern action against erring officials and individuals involved in the wrongdoing.
In response to the notice, district collector through chief officer of Beed municipal council, Rohidas Atmaram Dorkulkar, filed an affidavit to the effect that the entire tender process has been cancelled.
The petitioner had also brought to the court’s notice that an inquiry committee, comprising assistant regional director, Group-B, Municipal Council Administration and Accounts Officer, Municipal Council Administration, both attached to the office of divisional commissioner, was also constituted.
While disposing of the PIL, justices Prasanna B Varale and R G Avacaht observed: “The inquiry committee submitted a detailed report referring to 10 issues and then also recorded observations on consideration of the material placed before the committee. Most of the observations referred to irregularities and report concludes with the statement that the submission of the report before the divisional commissioner for his perusal would be appropriate so that the divisional commissioner can take further steps.”

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