The Noida authority on Monday suspended former engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh, who is facing charges of alleged unaccounted assets. The action comes on orders from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
An income tax probe into Yadav’s assets is under way. The authority will also independently probe projects executed during his tenure.
“I suspended Yadav Singh after I received an income tax department letter that said the probe into his assets will continue. I will ascertain through a departmental investigation whether he violated any procedural norm while allotting government projects to private agencies,” said Rama Raman chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Noida authority.
The CEO formed a committee to find details of allotments to various companies of Yadav Singh and another to find if his promotions were as per rules.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday visited Delhi and pulled up local Samajwadi Party leaders and a few UP officials over the Yadav Singh episode, officials said. He directed officials and SP leaders to keep an eye on corrupt babus and party workers.
After a 100-member I-T team on November 27 raided 20 properties linked to Singh and his aides in Noida, Ghaziabad and Delhi, the UP government and the Noida authority came under pressure to act against him.
“The authority will pay him half his salary during the suspension period.
The authority will not pay even half of the salary if he does not tell the CEO in writing that he is not involved in any kind of business,” said another official.