Nearly two thousand employees of Punjab Drainage are under the radar of Vigilance Bureau. There are about 200 engineers from Punjab, while the rest of the draftsmen, auditors, JEs, clerks etc. Vigilance Bureau is investigating drainage cases in Punjab.After the arrest of four engineers, the drainage wing of irrigation department, which is under the radar, has been asked to present record 50 projects of drains. Interestingly, this 10-year record has already been given to the Vigilance from time to time.
The requested record is so much that it will need at least four trucks to carry it. Employees are leaving the work of canals and drains in the rainy season and busy in collecting records.For the past few days, Vigilance Bureau has been questioning the officials and retired officers of drainage. The bureau has suspected scandal in the drain. According to sources, in fact only the drainage wing of the irrigation department is being targeted after mutual conflict of two senior officers.
Interestingly, the Vigilance Bureau has just one PWD’s Xenon level engineer to check the drain work. Who has been engaged in the investigation of senior officers. It is also a matter of fact that irrigation engineers have a technical experience of seeing or checking every construction work along with canals, while PWD Engineers are not considered fit to investigate the works of canals and drains.According to the information, officials from the vigilance bureau to Chief Engineers are being seated for 7-7 hours for questioning. There is also a separate Vigilance Wing of Irrigation Department, which conducts a technical inquiry before every project of irrigation department and the amount of work done after the release issued by this.According to the Central Vigilance Commission’s, there are five teams in this wing, besides a Chief Engineer who leads an XSION level officer. According to sources, action has been taken against the several officers on the recommendation of the department’s wing. According to the information, at present, the department has submitted four work files demanded from 7 works to the government today. Three of these works are from Muktsar and one is from Amritsar.
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