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chlorinator plant tender process should be investigated, high court issued notice to departmental commissioner

Nagpur. Tender was invited by the administration to set up electro chlorinator plants in different areas of the division, but in the tender process, Wright Water Solution Company filed a petition in the High Court, accusing it of malpractices with the aim of benefiting only specific companies. Of. In this, a demand was made to conduct a vigilance inquiry into the tender process. After hearing the petition on Monday, Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice Anil Pansare issued notices to the other respondents, including the Divisional Commissioner, and ordered them to file a reply within two weeks. On behalf of the petitioner Shrirang Bhandarkar and Assistant Public Prosecutor Sangeeta Jachak argued on behalf of the government.

Improvement in the condition of experience ignored

During the hearing of the petition, Mr. Bhandarkar said that in the third stage of the tender process, the petitioner was disqualified. According to the terms of the tender, initially the interested company was asked for the experience of setting up 20 plants. Citing non-compliance with this condition, the company was thrown out of the tender race, while the company has set up a total of 15 chlorinator plants from 2001 to 2021. super. Bhandarkar told the court that on October 1, 2021, a corrigendum was issued by the department in which this condition was relaxed. According to the corrigendum, the tenure between 2014-15 to 2021-22 was removed but this corrigendum was ignored by the officials.

monopoly in public works

super. Bhandarkar said that the operators of the respondent companies which were declared eligible are from the same family. There seems to be a case of monopoly in public works in connivance with the officials, which needs a thorough investigation. After the hearing, the court said that the corrigendum issued on October 1, 2021 has been observed, which issued notice to the respondents to dispose of it at the stage of acceptance of the petition itself. The court clarified in the order that if the work order is issued, it will be subject to the final decision on the petition. The issues raised by the petitioner were also admitted on record.

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