PMGSY work for blacklisted contractors, MLA Sanatan Bijuli seeks probe- The New Indian Express


By Express News Service

BARIPADA: Alleging irregularities and involvement of blacklisted contractors in road construction work in several blocks of Mayurbhanj under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 2021-22, Badasahi MLA Sanatan Bijuli on Sunday demanded a high-level probe by a Central team into the scam.

Despite being blacklisted, the contractors have been assigned more than 10 road works under the scheme, he alleged. Also, as per rule, a blacklisted contractor is not allowed to participate in any tender process if he/she has pending cases against him in the last five years and a screening committee is supposed to scrutinise these but all such norms have been flouted, the MLA further added. 

Bijuli told mediapersons that at least 77 new e-tenders under PMGSY, approved by the office of the chief engineer of Rural Development (RD) department, Bhubaneswar, were found having irregularities. The tenders…

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