Works related to sewage treatment plants, carried out by the Water Supply and Sewerage Board under the Local Government Department, during the last Congress government’s regime, are under the scanner of Punjab Vigilance Bureau, after the arrest of board’s former CEO Sanjay Popli.
The Vigilance is learnt to have sought record of the works from the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC), a non-profit company constituted by the Department of Local Government.
The Chief Secretary is the Chairman and Principal Secretary, Local Government, is the ex-officio Managing Director of the PMIDC. Sanjay Popli was posted as the CEO of the Water Supply and Sewerage Board in October, before being transferred out in May this year.
VB seeks record
- The Vigilance Bureau is learnt to have sought record of the works from the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company, a non-profit company constituted by the Department of Local Government
- Sources said the Vigilance was also probing the issue of corruption involving posting and transfers in the Water Supply and Sewerage Board
Sources in the government said the Vigilance was also probing the issue of corruption involved in the posting and transfers of technocrats in the board. Popli was recently arrested by the Vigilance for allegedly seeking 1 per cent commission from a contractor of a Rs 7-crore sewerage project in Nawanshahr during the Congress government. The contractor paid Rs 3.5 lakh through Sanjeev Vats, a Superintendent-level official posted as secretary to the IAS officer, on January 12. The contractor video-recorded it.