JAMMU, OCT 11: It seems that the Taj bug has again started to bug the life line of the state, where the people at the helm of affairs have started to meddle and are mesmerizing the minister incharge into a wild goose chase.
According to highly placed sources, the recently attached a well meaning, a non-corruptible Executive Engineer Rajan Sharma from Urban Environment Engineering Department who went ahead and adhering to the norms and guidelines of government of India sent and got approved projects worth more than 100 crores for ensuring proper drainage system for the city which was to be a part of 100 smart cities across India, but then the hawks within the department ensured his ouster, licking quick buck.
Sources with the power corridors within PHE say that Taj Choudhary who was recently transferred few months back from phe Rural Division to Flood Control Division Jammu is again being transferred to UEED Division Jammu for reasons best known to the minister and reap the harvest laired by Rajan Sharma.
Yet another Executive Engineer Rajinder Sharma against whom fir has been registered for selling cement in a widely published case of Sheetali filtration plant is again proposed to be being given a very sensitive position of PHE Kathua Division much against the wishes of local MLAs who have recommended another name.
It may be recalled that very recently, the Rural Division All Diploma Engineers moved the hon’ble High Court where stricture had been passed against Taj Choudhary who had been accused of demanding graft by his own juniors and the court had passed strictures against the erring official.
No doubt, routine transfers and postings are prerogative of the administrative department, but the extrovert events are bound to raise eyebrows and may not go well in the present circumstances where there is already a buzz that the most corrupt are going to graze the harvest.
And the chief minister claims corruption free governance.