Assn alleges violation of norms

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association in a representation to the chief secretary on Monday alleged that the animal husbandry & veterinary department violated the state government’s Business of Allocation Rules by offering the executing authority for civil works to a non-technical department.
Referring to the notice inviting tender (NIT) floated by the Roing-Konoru block development officer (BDO) for construction of a cattle breeding centre in Bomjir in Lower Dibang Valley district, the association said, “As per the Business of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh (Allocation), Rules, 1998, the rural development department cannot execute any kind of civil works or take any deposited works.”
It alleged that “with ill intention, secretary and director of animal husbandry, veterinary & dairy development department had nominated the BDO as their executing agency, whereas they should deposit the civil works funds to engineering departments like PWD and UD.”
The association urged the CS to direct the department concerned to recall the fund from the BDO and re-deposit it to the engineering departments.
Claiming that there is no financial sanction power of a Class-C officer at the district level “as per the delegation of financial power Order No FIN/E-13/86(pt)/347, dated 22 February, 2016,” the association questioned how a BDO could invite tender for works involving crores of rupees.
It also urged the chief secretary to instruct the education secretary not to entertain the detailed project report and estimate for civil works submitted by the officers of a non-technical department for approval.