Govt refuses graft charge in grant of contract
The Delhi government has rejected allegations of corruption in grant of a contract to a private firm for carrying out fitness test of commercial vehicles, saying "no undue favour was extended" to any firm.delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2012 23:36 IST
The Delhi government has rejected allegations of corruption in grant of a contract to a private firm for carrying out fitness test of commercial vehicles, saying "no undue favour was extended" to any firm.
A court had yesterday asked the police to apprise it of the action taken by it on a complaint against chief minister Sheila Dikshit and transport minister Arvinder Singh for alleged corruption in grant of fitness certificates to commercial vehicles.
A statement issued by principal secretary transport R Chandramohan termed as "malafide" attributing motive on the part of Dikshit and Singh in the award of the contract to M/SESP which was given the contract for fitness testing of commercial vehicles.
"No undue favour has been extended by the transport department to M/SESP outside the rules. The contract has been awarded to the firm with the approval of the council of ministers after following the laid down procedure for due diligence. The decision was never taken by either the chief minister or the then minister of transport in their respective individual official capacities," Chandramohan said in the statement.
Metropolitan Magistrate Neeraj Gaur had asked the Anti- Corruption Branch to file an action-taken-report by July 4, detailing the steps it has taken on the complaint filed by RTI activist Vivek Garg.
First Published: Jun 09, 2012 23:34 IST