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Delay in restoration of damaged infra due to poor execution of work by contractors, reveals CAG


SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department has said that the delay in completion for permanent restoration of damaged infrastructure in the department was due to poor execution of work by the contractors, reveals a report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

CAG in a report has said, “Based on the report of the committee of principals constituted in September 2014, the Planning Development and Monitoring Department approved an allotment of Rs 50 Crore under the PMDP for permanent restoration of damaged infrastructure of the Higher Education Department.”

“Under the project, 16 works were prioritized during 2016-17 for execution at a cost of Rs 50 Crore in seven Government Colleges. The works were to be completed within two years,” it reads.

“Audit examination of records revealed that 10 works in three selected colleges (out of seven colleges and 16 works) were taken up at an approved cost of Rs 39.08 Crore,” reads the CAG report.

CAG said, “Of this, only five works were completed (50 per cent) and balance five works on which an expenditure of Rs 23.68 Crore was incurred were incomplete.” “The delay in completion was attributed to poor execution of work by the contractors with the impact that the benefits of creation of new infrastructure could not be provided to the students,” it reads—(KNO)


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