This is another case of dirty nexus between officials of WCD and contractors.As per media reports a company whom this contract was awarded was closed since last many years and was actually in business of school benches and pipes.
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Even then this closed unit participated in tender process started by industry department. Nobody in industry department took pains to ask about companies credentials because they were hand in gloves with scammers. Interestingly this non existing company was successful in bagging plastic mat Rate contract. And then Aladdin's in Maharashtra mantralaya produced a magic plastic carpet in a factory that doesn't exist .
On Saturday 7 the February 2015 industry department sent a letter to Bhawani industries , jintur parbhani 500 km away from Mumbai to sign a rate contract. (Anne -44 ) 8th was Sunday. On 9th on behalf on behalf this non existent company somebody gave confirmation to sign rate contract. On 11 February Rate contract for plastic mats was signed. On 12th it gave proposal to purchase Plastic mats to commissioner WCD ( Anne -45 ). On 13 February commissioner WCD wrote a letter principle secretary to purchase plastic mats worth 1,80,62, 244. Same day minister approved proposal to purchase mats worth (Anne -46)
Earlier tenders were invited by industry department for plastic mats from Manufacturers only for fixing Annual Rate Contract (Anne 47) later through a corrigendum words “ authorized distributors” was inserted. ( Anne -43 ). In this case as all the procedure was started after money was allocated to WCD.
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