Six executive engineers of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) were suspended on Sunday for taking up development works worth crores in violation of the rules, and for not using the e-tendering process.
The entire top brass of the MCG engineering wing, barring two officials, an audit officer and an accounts officer of the municipal body were suspended for failing to reply to the office of municipal commissioner during an inquiry.
The suspension order was issued by Haryana urban local bodies minister, Kavita Jain, against the eight officials for executing work worth Rs 23.10 crore without following the e-tendering process.
Referring to the suspension of eight MCG officials, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar who was in Gurgaon on Sunday, said that whoever is found involved in corruption would be dealt with firmly.
An inquiry into the allotment of development works by these MCG officials was ordered on April 6 by Jain after complaints were lodged by several contractors. She directed Gurgaon municipal commissioner, TL Satyaprakash, and other senior officials to examine the tendering process for allotment of development works during the year.
During the investigation, the minister said irregularities were confirmed and show-cause notices were served on the eight officers but none has so far given a reply.
The minister said that executive engineer Bhopal Singh had carried out development works worth Rs 7.1 crore in electrical division through quotation in place of e-tendering in 2015-16. Similar process was adopted by Ex Engineer Vijay Dhaka while carrying out works worth Rs 5.66 crore in the water services. Executive engineer Abhinav Verma carried out works of Rs 4.57 crore through a quotation in Division III, Executive engineers Vikas Bansal and Bhopal Singh carried out works worth Rs 2.10 crore in Division IV, Executive engineer Pritam Chand carried out works worth Rs 3.10 crore in Division V and Executive engineer Vikas Malik executed developmental works worth Rs 53 lakh in Division VI on quotation basis.