TIRUNELVELI: The site director of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) near here has denied allegations that money played a role in the recruitment of personnel for this prestigious project.
Reacting to the former DMK MLA, M Appavu’s allegation that jobs were not provided to the kin of those who had given their land for the project and that bribe played a role in recruitment and sanctioning of contracts, the KKNPP site director, D S Choudhary has clarified that recruitment at KKNPP has been done as per prescribed norms in a transparent and fair manner. “In the selection process no one from the administration is allowed to influence.
The recruitment is purely based on meeting the required qualification, performance in tests,” clarified the KKNPP site director, who too brushed aside charges of partiality in sanctioning contract. Work contracts at KKNPP have been made and handled as per the laid down guidelines and procedures, he said, adding, he has not received any written complaint so far in this regard. As onetime friend of the nuclear power project, Appavu too had raked up the poor implementation of the ‘Neighbourhood Development Programme (NDP).’
To that, the KKNPP chief said that the Rs 500 crore worth NDP is being implemented not by KKNPP by the Department of Atomic Energy and NPCIL in association with the state government.
Under this programme, 10,000 houses are planned to be constructed for the beneficiaries in the region in two phases, said Choudhary, who added that so far the construction of 6,000 houses at a cost of Rs 270 crore have been completed....