Karimnagar, February 1
After exposing the irregularities in Kalyana Laxmi and Shadi Mubarak schemes, the ACB officials now turned their focus on R&B, Panchayat Raj roads. They are inspecting the works at grassroot level, contractors’ working style, officials’ corruption and submitting reports to the government.
There are chances for the axe to fall on a few corrupt officials.
The ACB officials found out that contractors are completing road construction works in a hurry without following rules and submitting bills. The officials are checking the quality of the works with the help of technology.
It is reported that the ACB submitted a report to the government alleging lack of quality in converting single roads into double roads in Peddapalli and Jagtial districts along with R&B roads in Karimnagar Corporation limits. It was also alleged that there was poor quality work at all in Panchayat raj roads construction. According to reliable sources ACB has already submitted reports to the government about the reasons for the low quality and about the erring officials.
At the same time, the ACB sleuths are collecting information about the development works, funds expended for them through various departments during the last three years.
A senior ACB official confirmed the inspections on qualities but did not reveal the details. A few officials and contractors were alerted but soon action would be taken against some corrupt officials.
ACB officials are also submitting reports regarding the works done as per rules and listed out the officials who undertook the work there. The State government is taking the irregularities in welfare schemes seriously. They seem focused on quality maintenance, corruption free work culture and other issues.
It already exposed corruption in Kalyana Laxmi and Shadi Mubarak schemes. Now the government had ordered the ACB to check the quality of works and other issues over the allegations against R&B and Panchayat Raj roads in Karimnagar district.
R&B and Panchayat Raj road works of about Rs 3,500 crores are going on, including works worth above Rs 2,000 crores in R&B. Culverts and road constructions, conversion of single roads into double roads are going on.
Of the total 3,104 km length R&B roads in four district, 2,082 km was sanctioned under various schemes. Permission was granted to convert 948 km single road as double road and the officials said works of 380 km was completed till date.
261 km road works were sanctioned under RDF and Nabard and of this, 160 km works are completed. 882 km was sanctioned under roads reconstruction and 835 km road was constructed.
Total 372 works were sanctioned in four districts and 190 works were completed till date. Several other works are in construction stage.
There were allegations that quality control wings of various departments were not working properly. Discussions were held on low quality works in various Zilla Parishad committee meetings.
Works of two stages of Mission Kakatiya were completed and proposals for the third phase are in the offing. But there were allegations that the works are of low quality.
The recent incident where two senior officials were caught red handed while taking bribe for Mission Kakatiya works in Rajanna Sircilla district created sensation.