x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   MHRD team visits Kashmir to discuss special package; skips Jammu! | Jammu based Cong leaders warn leadership against opposing scrapping of Art 370 | Shutdown costs Rs 100 crore to Kashmir economy daily | Jammu, Srinagar cities on alert ahead of PM's UNGA speech | Pak resorting to ceasefire violations leave 21 Indians dead in 9 months | Durbar Move tradition to continue in Union Territories of J&K | Had Central funds reached J-K, homes would have had gold: Amit Shah | Kashmir's apples get 'support', Jammu's Basmati growers left in lurch | J&K terror funding case: NIA all set to chargesheet Yasin Malik, 4 other top separatist leaders | No plans to revise fiscal deficit target at this time: Sitharaman | Nehru was wrong, Patel right in dealing with J&K issue: Prasad | Terror module busted in Punjab; four held with huge cache of arms | 47 lakh people got treatment in 1st year under Ayushman Bharat scheme | UDC demands implementation of SRO 317 | Round the clock helpline set up by student community | Article 370 in Parliamentary Debates: Abrogation was Long Overdue | Invisible Jammu in Re-organised J&K | Bank frauds to be dealt with effectively : SSP Patil | Azad meets people in Anantnag | Sports activity in the valley comes to a standstill | Incomplete Health Sub Centre building turns into cow shelter | Mega rally organized on 125th Birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh | BLSK presents 279th musical play on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" | Horticulture department conducts awareness camp at Sangaldan | Awareness programme for school children organized | Center's move a historical decision: Mehran Anjum Mir | Guru of Sahib Bandagi sect delivers religious sermons | Nat Manch, JKBS demand holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday | Chairman JKICS pays tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh | Bharat Vikas Parishad organizes Mahila Sammelan | JKESL holds general body meeting | Samoon visits Poonch, adjoining areas | 164 units of blood donated | Shrine Board organises Cyclothon from Domel to Katra | Medical camp organized | Natrang stages Pratap Sehgal's 'Ladai' | Hockey players urge government for accelerate installation of turf | Talent Hunt programme 'Choona-Hai-Aasman' held | Spring Dales organizes Kavi Gosthi | JK Wushu team bags medals in Junior National Competition | Incomplete Health Sub Center building turns into cow shelter | GST collection fall in J&K due to poor access to internet | Kashmiri Pandit diaspora endorses axing Article 370, meets Modi | Hundreds of commercial vehicles plying without permits on Mendhar road | Have hope in PM Modi: Kashmiri Pandits on PM meeting in US | Ladakhi Shondol dance makes it to Guinness book of records | PUF insulated shelters, better infrastructure for CRPF in Valley | Schools charge for shutdown period in Valley | JeM terror camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, functional again under new name | J&K to witness development after Centre's Article 370 move: Anurag Thakur | Abrogation of Articles 370, 35A will open new vistas: BJP | ADCSA extends support to strike called by PDD employees | Undertrial dies at Jammu hospital after illness | Let's end log-jam, move forward: Brig Gupta | UP too hot for Kashmiri inmates, seek transfer to valley | Mobile, internet remain suspended; people with landlines open up homes for neighbours | 20 yr old Pakistani sneaks into India from Jammu, villagers hand him over to police | PDD employees question committee constituted for reorganization | More than 75 per cent of J&K population favours Article 370 abrogation, says Rajnath | DDC Budgam Warns strict action against timber smuggling, illegal earth excavation | Fulfill promise by filling 50,000 posts in J&K: Congress | Panchayat Khandwal pledges not to use plastic | Congress Sewa Dal criticizes establishment of toll plaza | PLS conducts fortnightly literary meet | Distt admin conducts sanitation drive, awareness camp at Sanasar | AEE aspirants of Kashmir region demand deferment of Preliminary Exam | Army organises 'Startup Weekend' in J&K | Banking with full communication lockdown: Travails, risks bankers face | Back Issues  
 
news details
Scam in MC Doda: Probe report yet to be made public
9/6/2018 11:08:26 PM
Early Times Report
doda, Sept 6: The district administration Doda, which had initiated a probe in July this year into misappropriation of funds by Municipal Committee Doda, is yet to make the enquiry report public.
Early Times had exposed the scam involving Rs 75 lakhs. Deputy Commissioner Doda had taken quick action on this issue and appointed Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Doda as enquiry officer. The officer had been directed to submit the report before August 10. Local residents had in fact hailed Deputy Commissioner for acting against the corrupt officials in the district.
As reported already, Deputy Commissioner Doda, taking cognizance of the Early Times report, had appointed DFO Doda Alok Kumar Maurya, IFS, as enquiry officer to probe into the alleged bungling, misappropriation and loot of public money. The officer had been directed to submit report not later than August 10.
Municipal Committee Doda had been exposed through an RTI reply which revealed that only 50% of the auction money was has recovered from several bidders from last few years when they were allotted shops by the Committee. A loss of more than Rs 75 lakhs had been estimated through this unholy practice during last 5 years.
The aggrieved persons had appealed State Vigilance Organsiation (SVO) to file a formal FIR and arrest the involved officers especially the incumbent Executive Officer and some of his predecessors and other officials of the Committee.
While auctioning various business units/shops in Doda town, the Municipal Committee Doda had not recovered 40 to 50% of the bid money. In many cases even less than 30% of the bid amount had been realized from the so-called bidders. In addition to it many 'blue-eyed' people who were allotted the shops through so-called bidding had sublet their shops to some other persons which is also a big scam.
Sources say that during bidding very high amount was fixed as the bid money, but when the final orders of allotments are made the rest of the money was hardly realized and in lieu of this officials of MC Doda got huge cuts from the allottees.
One Ajaz Iqbal Bhat was allotted a shop in Doda few years back and he had to pay bid amount of Rs 8.10 lakhs, but he only paid Rs 4.5 lakhs. Similarly one Chanderjit had to pay Rs 8 lakh, but he paid Rs 4 lakh only; one Buaditta paid Rs 4 lakhs out of Rs 8 lakhs; Hamidullah Suharwardy paid Rs 50 thousand only out of Rs 8 lakhs; and one Hussain Ahmad who had to pay Rs 25 lakhs paid mere Rs 12.65 lakhs as bid money. The pending bid money is yet to be realized as many officers have taken huge bribe for committing this crime.
Documents available with Early Times reveal that MC Doda had been auctioning its properties like shops from the last so many years through bid system. The bidding amount starts from lakhs and the bidders deposit only 40% or 50% of the bid amount and the rest of money is never deposited by most of the bidders. The reason is most of the bidders have political backing and they bribe the Municipal Committee officers.
Sources say that Executive Officer Municipal Committee Doda takes huge cuts from the bidders and never approaches them to collect the rest of bid money, thus causing huge loss to state exchequer.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU