BMC wants more third-party auditors
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is considering appointing a panel of third party auditors to keep an eye on the work done by its contractors and road engineers.Updated: Aug 02, 2013, 08:50 IST
Not satisfied with the auditing agency appointed to check the quality of road work, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now planning to spend more of the taxpayers' money.
The civic body is considering appointing a panel of third party auditors to keep an eye on the work done by its contractors and road engineers.
“We have decided to have three to four consultants to check the road work. The commissioner has agreed as it will ensure better roads in the future,” said SVR Srinivas, additional municipal commissioner, BMC.
In 2011, the BMC, had appointed an independent third party agency, SGS Consultants, to conduct quality audit of major roads in the city .
SGS Consultants has been carrying out laboratory tests and monitoring the road work carried out by the contractors.
A total of Rs11 crore has been spent on the agency since 2011 to carry out the audits.
Claiming that the auditing agency was equally responsible for the pitiable condition of the roads, the civic standing committee on Thursday rejected a proposal to re- appoint them for the 2013-14 in the western suburbs.
The corporators have accused the agency of unsatisfactory work.
“The roads that they audited before the onset of monsoon are currently in the worst condition. Their work is not up to mark and there is no reason why we should reappoint them,” said Rahul Shewale, chairman, standing committee.