Action initiated against contractor for using substandard material in Pulwama

Officials on spot examining the material used by the contractor.

Pulwama: Taking cognizance of a public complaint against the use of substandard material for constructing a public convenience at Palpora Pulwama, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer Ul Haq Chowdary passed orders for terminating the contract.

On receiving the complaint, regarding the use of substandard material for the construction of public convenience, Deputy commissioner Pulwama acted promptly and a team led by Additional District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Abdul Aziz Sheikh along with Exen REW was deputed to the spot to have a firsthand report of the complaint.

An official spokesperson said that a factual report submitted by ADDC Pulwama prima facie revealed that the execution of the work was compromised on quality standards and substandard material has been used thus violating the terms and conditions of the contract.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama later passed directions for dismantling the foundation/plinth work and orders were passed for termination of the contract.

This is probably the first time that such a strong administrative action has been taken in connection with substandard works in the constructions.

DC Pulwama said that the administration is committed to people’s welfare/ development and there is a policy of zero tolerance against digression from the principles of ensuring an inclusive, accountable and responsive administration.


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