The contractors have alleged that a bill of Rs 2.5 crore was missing from the account branch of the Municipal Corporation. On Thursday late evening, before Union Minister of State Krishnapal Gurjar, the contractor said that he was supposed to get the payment of Rs 5 crore, but only 2.5 crores, while the bills of 2.5 crores disappeared from the account branch. The Municipal Corporation officials did not have any answer to this allegation of the contractor. According to sources, these allegations were made by Chandra Construction. On the other hand, engineers are getting the work done by contractors without allocation. Asked to take notice of this.
Cabinet minister expressed displeasure
The meeting was presided over by Union Minister of State Krishnapal Gurjar. In this, all the corporation officials including Cabinet Minister Moolchand Sharma, Corporation Commissioner Yashpal Yadav were present. The contractors of the Municipal Corporation were also present in the meeting. In the meeting, Minister Moolchand Sharma expressed displeasure over the broken roads. Said, all the roads of the city are broken. Dust is flying out of it. Corporation officials are negligent regarding development works. On which it was told by the engineering branch of the corporation that the tender has been issued for the broken roads. The work will be started soon. The corporation commissioner told the cabinet minister that a payment of 70 crores has been given to the contractors. Hopefully the work will start soon.
The trust of the contractors in the municipal corporation is eroding. The biggest negligence in this is the account branch. The corporation commissioner should tighten the noose on the account branch.
Moolchand Sharma, Cabinet Minister, Government of Haryana
‘Payment not received’
It has also come to the fore in the meeting that in which the contractor got the work done in Badkhal assembly constituency without allocation. Due to non-allocation, now the payment of the contractor is not being done. The cabinet minister was also angry about this matter. Union Minister Krishnapal Gurjar said that he himself will talk to the Chief Minister regarding the payment of the contractor, so that the payment of all the contractors can be done at the earliest.
The disappearance of bills in the municipal corporation is not a new thing. Higher officials should take cognizance of this, so that the development work in the city is not stalled.
Neeraj Sharma, Congress MLA NIT