Cong Leader Judson to ED: Rs 300Cr Scam In TS Sectt Network Components Procurement

HYDERABAD: Senior Congress leader Bakka Judson has filed a complaint with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) alleging that a Rs 300-crore scam took place in the procurement of switches and network security components meant for installation in the new Secretariat complex. The procurement was done directly from companies without calling global tenders, he complained.

In a complaint submitted to ED joint director, Hyderabad, Judson said, "The total valvue of supplied items is less than Rs 20 crore but was billed for Rs 300 crore, which is the handiwork of IT principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan with a quid pro quo process."

He alleged that Telangana State Technology Services (TSTS) and IT, Electronics and Communication Department (IT&C) had indulged in this scam to loot the state exchequer and divert these funds to the BRS for upcoming Assembly poll purposes.

"There is presently no managing director/ commissioner for TSTS and Mee Seva, which play a key role in these procurements. Jayesh Ranjan is incharge for ITE&C and also TSTS. He ran the entire show according to the instructions of IT minister K.T. Rama Rao. The tender process and procurement process is against the CVC guidelines specified for global tenders,' Judson stated.

He brought to the notice of ED that several leading companies exist in the network components sector and were delivering services with credibility such as Wipro, TCS, Tech Mahindra etc. He alleged that these companies were not invited for bidding and were removed from quoting the price.

He also alleged that major brands were eliminated without reasons which include HP, Lenovo, Dell etc.

Judson complained that the claims of Infinite Computer Solution (India), that it was a partner of Qualcomm, was questionable.

He requested the ED and central investigation agencies to probe into this allegd scam and book the culprits.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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