Delhi Jal Board suspends 14 engineers following Kejriwal's instruction

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    Delhi Jal Board today suspended 14 engineers against whom CBI had registered cases of alleged cheating and forgery in supply of sewerage equipment.

    Top sources said the suspensions were made following instructions by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the chairperson of DJB.

    Earlier this week, CBI has registered five cases of alleged cheating and forgery in the supply of sewerage equipment to DJB in which the eight executive engineers and six junior engineers were named along with a private company.

    According to CBI, the case relates to the "supply of allegedly spurious, cheap items of motor pumps, gear boxes and machinery, spare parts used in sewage treatment plants at exorbitant rates by showing the firm as authorised dealer of a manufacturing firm on the basis of fake and forged documents".

    The executive engineers of DJB allegedly entered in criminal conspiracy with owner of Kirti Nagar-based Metro Projects and Sales Services, Raman Gupta during 2009-12 who forged letters of regional manager of Mumbai-based company Esenpro declaring his company to be authorised supplier of Esenpro equipment in Delhi, the sources said.

    CBI has recovered over 100 such letters with varying signatures during its searches carried out at 21 locations in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, agency sources had said.

    Based on these letters, Gupta allegedly supplied equipment carrying Esenpro trademark, purportedly spurious, worth Rs.six crore to five sub divisions of Jal Board-- Kondli, Keshopur Coronation Park, Maharani Bagh and Wazirabad, they said.


    Read more at: Delhi Jal Board suspends 14 engineers following Delhi CM kejriwal's instructions : North, News - India Today
     
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    Will he suspend his minister once FIR is filed against him as per court order?
     
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    Depends on the charge. In any case during discharge of duty as a minister of AAP govt and for which he is holding a dharna ? I don't think so.
     
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    If I were Shinde I would give DP to AAP government. A good performance by AAP in delhi will cut into the vote bank of the BJP.
     
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    and corrupt congress.
     
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    Good move by AAP.

    Now the corrupt DJB would learn a bit.
     
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    Good job. Fear of Suspension/Dismissal is a deterrent but there should be more systemic reforms of such institutions which doesn't give rise to such corruption. Wherever there is scope of discretionary powers there is scope for corruption & rent-seeking. A system should be set-up in place where the such discretionary powers are curtailed & more transparent systems are installed. Let's wait & watch how this govt. proceeds on such issues.
     
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    Re: Delhi Jal Board suspends 14 engineers following kejriwal's instruc

    Older news:

    AAP government suspends 3 Delhi Jal Board officials, shifts 800 others


    NEW DELHI: Cracking down on corruption in Delhi Jal Board, the city government today suspended three officials of the water distribution utility and shifted around 800 others in a bid to streamline its service delivery mechanism.

    Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar and meter reader Atul Prakash were suspended following orders by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Education and PWD Minister Manish Sisodia said after a sting operation by a TV channel showed the trio seeking money to clear use of water for building construction and meter reading.


    The anti-corruption bureau of Delhi Government has been asked to investigate the alleged bribery case involving the three DJB officials.

    Urban development and PWD minister Manish Sisodia said that "By initiating action, we have tried to give out a strong and clear message to all officials that they have to understand that days of corruption are over and it is a governance of clean politics."

    He said cases will be filed against the three officials. In a massive reshuffle in the water distribution utility, around 800 officials were transferred in the first major decision by the AAP government to streamline the jal board.

    The action came ten days after DJB CEO Debashree Mukherjee was shifted on December 28 soon after Kejriwal took oath as Chief Minister.

    Aam Aadmi Party had been voted to power in the national capital on a wave of promises, including providing 700 litres of free water per household.

    Sources said transfer orders have been issued following a direction from the Chief Minister who is the chairperson of the Jal Board.

    They said the Chief Minister had issued specific directions to revamp the service delivery mechanism of Delhi Jal Board, following which the transfers have been effected.

    "Transfer orders for around 800 officials were issued today to improve service delivery," officials said.

    "All those officials who have worked for over three years in a particular place have been transferred to a different place," a senior DJB official said.

    AAP government suspends 3 Delhi Jal Board officials, shifts 800 others - Economic Times
     
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    Re: Delhi Jal Board suspends 14 engineers following Kejriwal's instruc

    AAP is obsessed with water, isn't it? Kejriwal dismisses Jal Board's engineers, while Bharti tells the cops to drown themselves in water, i.e. "doob maro paani me."

    Nice!
     
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    Hah.... :lol:
     
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    Trouble for corrupt DJB officials in store as Kejriwal looks into alleged scams


    NEW DELHI: There is trouble brewing for corrupt Delhi Jal Board officials with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal personally looking into the alleged scams reported over the past few years.

    Sources say six issues are under consideration at the CM office, including the public-private partnership projects at Malviya Nagar, Nangloi and Vasant Vihar/Mehrauli, acquisition of water meters, issuing tenders for operation and maintenance at Bhagirathi water treatment plant and operation of the new stainless steel tankers.

    "The chief minister is also the chairperson of DJB. He was familiar with the issues before he became the chief minister and has studied the files. These six projects are responsible for Rs 10,000-crore scam and could implicate former chief minister Sheila Dikshit as she had been appraised about the irregularities," alleged a source.

    In the PPP cases, sources said there were major irregularities in awarding of work.

    "DJB is paying the private companies much more than it costs DJB itself to treat and supply water. For instance, it is paying Degremont Rs 10 per kilolitre at Malviya Nagar, Rs 15 per kl to Veolia at Nangloi and Rs 7 to SPML for the Vasant Vihar/Mehrauli project. It costs DJB Rs 6.54 per kl to treat and supply water which also includes electricity charges," said a source.

    DJB is also reportedly paying 7-8 times more to operators of the new stainless steel tankers for water distribution than it pays to operators of the older tankers. Sources said that there was no justification for the exorbitant rates especially since the new tankers were meant to increase efficiency and lead to preservation of water.

    "The rehabilitation work at Bhagirathi has also been carried out without tenders. The new water meters have been bought at escalated rates. The water utility has failed to give any justification for the ad hoc rates. The CM is waiting for officials in the anti-corruption branch to change, for which he has also written to the LG. Once that happens, several senior DJB members will be in trouble," said a government source.

    Trouble for corrupt DJB officials in store as Kejriwal looks into alleged scams - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Delhi Jal Board suspends 14 engineers following Kejriwal's instruc

    AAP is after corrupt officials and working to implement stricter rules and regulations . Delhi electricity, Delhi Police and now Delhi Jal Board.
     

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