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BMC cracks down on officials-contractor nexus

After years of having got away scot-free, the errant contractors and municipal officials who have been splurging your tax money on substandard work and bogus ward-level projects will now have something to worry about.

mumbai Updated: Apr 01, 2012 01:44 IST
Kunal Purohit

After years of having got away scot-free, the errant contractors and municipal officials who have been splurging your tax money on substandard work and bogus ward-level projects will now have something to worry about.

Cracking down on the official-contractor-corporator nexus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun overhauling the system of allotting contracts for ward-level civic work.

Among other things, BMC chief Subodh Kumar has constituted a committee to come up with a plan to ensure stricter checks on the work carried out by civil works contractors (CWCs) at the ward level.

This comes days after Hindustan Times reported how an internal note written by a senior civic official had admitted widespread malpractice in the way civic officials and contractors waste taxpayer money on ward-level work, with no results to show for it.

Speaking to HT, Kumar said: “We have made a number of changes in the way these works are being carried out as well as the system in which contracts are designed.”