Maharashtra to set up secretary-level panel, to deal with irregularities in e-tendering process

Following allegations of irregularities in the e-tendering process for projects, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that a secretary-level committee would be set up, to streamline the process

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, on June 18, 2019, said a secretary-level committee would be set up, to study and streamline the e-tendering process of issuing contracts for various projects. He was responding to the issue raised by Shiv Sena member Subhash Sabne in the state assembly during the Question Hour.

Sabne pointed out some alleged irregularities reported in the e-tendering process of the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC), located in neighbouring Thane district. Minister of state for urban development Yogesh Sagar, said a complaint about it was received from KDMC corporators but the civic body had rejected the allegations. Fadnavis then intervened and said, “A secretary-level committee would be set up, to study the e-tendering process and to streamline it and rectify the loopholes.”

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Replying to another question, Fadnavis said he had received a report prepared by members of the legislature, on redevelopment of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai. “We will take a decision on the report, in seven days. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) needs to concentrate on redeveloping its own colonies but it can intervene in disputes in other projects and take over them,” he said.

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