x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   North, central Kashmir on high alert; terrorists planning Pulwama-like attack, say intelligence sources | Indian economy getting back to normalcy, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | 2 terrorists killed in Baramulla's Naugam sector in Jammu and Kashmir; 2 AK-47, warlike stores recovered | Hurriyat reopens Khoon Ki Dukaan! | DC Rajouri throws Govt orders into bin | Ajeet Sahu relieved for Ladakh, Raju gets Jal Shakti | COVID-19: Kissan Melas organized by Agriculture Deptt in Jammu can create havoc | Sonamarg Development Authority set to lose its office building! | Amid COVID crises, JK Govt goes for major budgetary curtailment for FY 20-21 | Alleged encroachment of cremation ground land at Lower Barnai hurts sentiments of people | Three and half years on residents of Sudeen Panchayat crave for developed road | Four fresh deaths push COVID-19 death toll in JK to 159, 387 new cases reported | Commissioner Secretary releases Annual Administration Report, Digest of Forest Statistics | Mehbooba exposed yet again | A Concern on the World Population Day! | India China Dispute: Courage of conviction and righteousness will ultimately prevail | BGSBU holds webinar on Digital Ethnography | UDA demands plasma bank for Covid-19 patients in Jammu | Ladakh admin procuring tech, expertise for Jal Jeevan Mission: L-G | Coordinator NEET calls on Div Com | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,05,603 stranded JK residents; 1,40,184 via Lakhanpur, 65,419 through special trains | ATA felicitates corona warrior teachers | Bootlegger nabbed with 13 bottles of illicit liquor | JKMEF condemns attack on health employee | COVID-19: JK Govt brings back 2924 passengers from various countries to Union Territory | Bovines smuggler arrested, 4 animals rescued | Samba Police reunites missing girl with family | AJKLTF organises Gurubandan Karyakaram | KPC appeals KP community to observe July 13 as Black Day | YRS questions silence of UT Admin on declaring holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birth anniversary | VC SKUAST-J for adopting dairy farming with focus on value addition of milk | BSP expresses concern over increase in murderous attacks | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | J&K UT plans to provide tap connection to all rural households by 2020 | M Raju reviews development projects in Anantnag | 78 fresh positive, 1000 active positive cases, 42 deaths so far in north Kashmir | With no local presence signal of Pak mobile networks in border areas of Rajouri, Poonch | Irrigation FC department Poonch becomes hub of corruption | HC grants time to file report regarding conduct of Amarnath Yatra | GST intelligence raids industrial units in Kathua | Justice still eludes families of Ramnagar children died after consuming spurious drug | Action will be taken on Revenue department’s report: Police | People defies ban offer prayers in mosques, main shrines remained closed in Kashmir | Judge Small Causes acquits all accused | Government mulls to designate more hospitals for COVID-19 patients in Kashmir | Advisor Baseer Khan reviews arrangements for Amarnathji Yatra | Training programme for J&K teachers concludes | SANGARSH announces main functionaries of CEB for 2020-22 | System of providing personal security needs a thorough review: Brig Gupta | Churangoo’s derogatory remarks bring vast criticism | GDC Ramgarh organizes awareness programme | Many join Aam Aadmi Party | KCWT organises Ayurvedic medical camp | GGM Science College organises online inter college poster making competition | JKBOA holds condolence meet | Kavinder takes stock of basic amenities in Gandhi Nagar constituency | Rs 75 cr annual action plan approved for horticulture sector in J&K | NSF protests against reappointment of JKBOSE chairperson | AJKPC demands security audit to ensure safety of Panchayat members | DC Reasi convenes meeting of District Environment Committee | ABVP Jammu demands roll back of semester system | BMS oppose amendment in labour laws | WSGNNJ appeals JMC to restart sanitation drive | ARTO Poonch starts vehicle trial services | Horticulture Deptt organizes awareness camp | Former Minister Randhir Singh demands dry port in Ghatti | 625 kg poppy seized from Punjab-bound truck in JK, driver held | Awareness camp organized at Ramgarh Samba | BJP demands security for political workers facing threats in J-K | J-K begins process to provide high-speed broadband access to villages | BJP gen secy Ram Madhav likely to visit Kashmir on July 12 | Postal services resume in Srinagar following easing of COVID-19 lockdown | J&K bank Corporate HQ in Srinagar remains closed for 2nd day | Power shut down | Pak shells border areas in Rajouri, Army personnel martyred | Court reject bail of employee who duped Rs 12 lakh | Curbs likely to be back as COVID-19 deaths continue to rise in Valley | Lavender growers in J&K urge use of technology to boost domestic industry | NGT seeks report on dumping of solid municipal waste in Wullar Lake | FC Revenue visits district Ramban, inspects NH-44 four laning construction work | Jammu shopping mall fire under control, no human injury | 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