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Audit exposes misdeeds of former Executive Engg, REW Samba
Rs 7.72 lacs misappropriated, irregular purchase of Rs 42.84 lacs, Rs 27k diverted’
1/10/2020 11:17:34 PM
Avinash Azad

Jammu, Jan 10: Accountant General (Audit) J&K has exposed the misappropriation of government funds by former Executive Engineer, REW Samba in two separating cases causing loss to state’s exchequer to tune of Rs 7.72 lacs and irregular purchase of Rs 42.84 lac for the year 2016-17. Moreover, superseding the competent authority the officer had also diverted Rs 27,769 meant for CFC building at Dhiani.
According to documents available with Early Times the Accountant General (Audit) has picked three different issues misappropriations and diversion of funds.
“The the Executive Engineer REW Samba embezzled Rs7, 72,668 without hiring the vehicle, without a tour diary, he withdrew Rs. 7,72,668.00 and directly credited the same in to his personal bank account fraudulently”, the Accountant General (Audit), J&K Jammu points out in a letter written to XEn REW Samba vide HM no. SS/J-1/2017-18/17 dated 26-02-2018.
“During scrutiny of the records provided to audit revealed that the department has received the fund from ACD, Samba under MGNREGA for the hiring of vehicle and department has hired the vehicle during the period from December 2015 to June 2017 and uncured an expenditure of Rs 5.97 (POL Rs 29370 and hiring of vehicle Rs 5.68 lakh) has not found on records and no tour dairy approved from the ACD, Samba in absence of which how the payment has been made”, the auditor questioned.
The auditor in another case picked irregular purchases of cement worth Rs 42.84 lacs from NCCF and other companies. “The then Executive Engineer REW Samba had purchased cement /TMT worth Rs.42.84 lakh from SICOP/NCCF without inviting tenders/quotations and without ascertaining, reasonability of rates resulted in irregular purchase/embezzlements and needs justification”, copy of a letter written to XEn REW seeking clarification by the Accountant General (Audit) J&K, Jammu vide letter N0.SS/J-1/2017/18/AM-10 dated 24-02-2018 read.
“Codal provisions inter-alia envisages that government departments for execution of departmental works are required to procure cement/TMT from the store procurement department and second agencies could only be approached for purchase of cement/TMT after obtaining Non-Availability Certificate from the Store Procurement Department. In violation of codal provisions and government instructions, cement TMT worth Rs 42.84 lacs”, the auditor pointed out.
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