Audit report finds irregularities in 465cr project – Times of India


Aurangabad: Maharashtra Navnirman Seva (MNS) on Friday approached the city police seeking to register an offence against those involved in irregularities in the underground drainage project worth Rs 465 crore. An MNS functionary has cited an internal audit report submitted by the civic body’s chief auditor in support of his claim. The report has pinpointed several irregularities.

MNS has filed the complaint to various police officials including the commissioner of police on Friday.

Gautam Amrao, a senior MNS functionary, also submitted a 44-page audit report to the standing committee. The report prepared by the civic body’s chief auditor has cited several irregularities on part of concerned officials, civic body engineers and the contractor.

MNS requested the police officials to investigate the matter and book these officials under anti-corruption and public fund misuse act.

Despite, the civic body has paid the contractor more than his dues, Amrao pointed out, the work to lay underground drainage line has not completed. The work has been going on for four years.

He said that he has submitted the internal audit report of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) that has pinpointed the role of each officer, engineer, as well as the company in delaying the work and incurring financial losses to the civic body.

The report has pointed out irregularities on 25 different counts, in the works.

AMC standing committee, after recieving the 44-page report, has decided to discuss the issue in detail on October 4.

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