LUDHIANA(SUKHPREET SINGH) : A former Chief Engineer of Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has accused Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) of misappropriation of funds and severe discrepancies and urging Prime Minister Officer to look into the matter. The matter of deployment of lower rung official staff for construction of private home of higher official of BBMB officer has also been highlighted in the complaint. Singh lamented that complaint was given to Prime Minister Officer against the discrepancies but department has also mis-leaded the PM office. Instead of taking corrective measures to thwart nefarious designs of different transformers, ulterior motives and extraneous considerations on flimsy grounds of unscrupulous elements which are clearing the wastage of hundreds of crores of government. This has been revealed by retired chief engineer who had also served BBMB as Deputy Chief Engineer of Jamalpur while talking to Daily Post.Throwing some light over the discrepancies, former CE Charanjit Singh mainly emphasized over the Jamalpur store of BBMB Management inventory worth nearly INR 18.5 Crore is accumulating dust for years together may be most of it becoming obsolete even , whilst on contrary the inventory in PSTCL organisation maintaining 170 Substations and more than 12,000 Km ckt lines up to 400 kV system effectively and efficiently, is just of worth (INR 21- 4) that is 17 crores only, because inventory worth INR 4 crores lying in stores is obnoxious purchases of Current Transformers and Potential Transformers which ones will never be utilized.He also claimed that hundred of KMs ACSR conductor and insulating discs worth in crores lying idle in the same Jamalpur store for more than decade because mammoth workforce of incompetent engineering officers are groping in dark how to utilise these costly electrical items for 220 kV double circuit Jamalpur – Nangal transmission line.The officer further alleged that incompetent engineering officers even got done aluminium painting works of galvanized members of infrastructure which is Unheard at 220 kV substations Jamalpur , Jalandhar etc etc and that too at exorbitant rates , whereas on contrary members of iron infrastructure and Power Transformers in PSTCL got painted either with aluminium paint or grey paints at the cost of “SHOESTRINGS”.The officer further alleged that inefficient, pathetic and shoddy working conditions are prevalent in BBMB as on one hand Management is very much liberal to allow all kind of Miasma of Corrupt Practices and Sharing of Spoils running into INR HUNDREDS OF CRORES supplemented with allowing even Chief Engineers to operate from Amritsar, Patiala etc and on other hand withheld his HRA and LTC payments illegally., Illogically and absolutely on flimsy grounds though his native village RAMPUR is within permissible limits and every relevant document pertaining to LTC is readily available in BBMB. The officer has further revealed that he has requested to office of PMO about one & half month back for ordering special probe by some reputed vigilance agency as well as to impart unalloyed justice to him.
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