SRDP fund diversion: NDPP calls for independent inquiry

SRDP fund diversion: NDPP calls for independent inquiry

Dimapur, May 2: While appreciating the Public Works Department (R&B) for bringing out the actual facts on the matter regarding the alleged attempt to divert funds under SRDP 2017-18, the NDPP today said that it has now been exposed that the previous government had approved the release of the sanctioned amounts towards payment to contractors without either issuing any work order or submission of any progress report.
The public funds were released for payments to contractors without any work done which is a gross violation of government norms and serious violation of laid down rules, it said.
In case of any lapses on the part of the department in following the laid down rules and procedures under the previous government, the NDPP called for an independent and unbiased investigation and to initiate necessary disciplinary actions against those people guilty of such gross malpractices and at the same time exposes the misuse of power and government machinery by the then DAN government at the cost of the public.
In a press release issued by its media & communication committee, the NDPP asked: “Under whose direction or pressure was this done? Why were public funds sanctioned for payment to contractors without following procedures for budgeted funds without any work done and in violation of all norms?”
Meanwhile, the party expressed its gratitude to the Department for following all the laid down procedures in a transparent manner towards according necessary administrative approval and sanctioning of the revised list of works.
(Page News Service)