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Kalamaserry KWA fails to collect Rs 28 crore due

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT RAJ
Published Feb 23, 2017, 7:13 am IST
Updated Feb 23, 2017, 7:19 am IST
Dues not collected despite directions from higher officials.
The raid conducted by the agency found that the KWA officials refused to collect the amount despite directions from higher ups. (Representational image)
 The raid conducted by the agency found that the KWA officials refused to collect the amount despite directions from higher ups. (Representational image)

Kochi: The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) has found mismanagement in collection of dues to the tune of Rs 28 crore at a single sub division of Kerala Water Authority.

The Vigilance found the sub-division’s unpaid dues of Rs 28 crore at Kalamassery Sub Division Office.

 

An inspection carried out by the Vigilance found corruption and recommended action against the officials.

The raid was conducted by T.R. Rajesh and Special Tahasildar K.M. Salim of Aluva Revenue Recovery Office on June 2, 2016.

The raid conducted by the agency found that the KWA officials refused to collect the amount despite directions from higher ups. Vigilance named assistant executive engineer P.K. Sudha, of the Water Supply Sub Divi-sion office, Kalamassery as the official responsible.

It found that the dues of both domestic and commercial connections till May 2016 amount to Rs 28,71,40376. Vigilance in ir’s report made it clear that action should be taken against the erring officers. Steps should be taken to complete the due collection. It found that of the Rs 3,12,784 due, only `87,860 was collected in May, 2016.

 

The details were revealed in an RTI given to Dhanaraj Subhash Chandran an RTI activist based in Kochi.

The raid was conducted by T.R. Rajesh and Special Tahasildar K.M. Salim of Aluva Revenue Recovery Office on June 2, 2016.

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