Chandigarh, September 12: In an unprecedented move to ensure quality control in the public utilities, the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today placed under suspension 13 engineers of PWD (B&R) and Punjab Mandi Board for poor quality of roads following an inquiry report submitted by the technical Advisor to the Punjab Government Lt. Gen. (Retd.) B.S Dhaliwal who headed a 3- Member Committee comprising Chief Engineer cum Director (quality control) PWD and Director Quality Control Punjab Mandi Board.
Disclosing this here today Chief Minister’s Media Advisor, Mr. Harcharan Bains said that the Chief Minister had directed the committee to thoroughly probe in to the matter and fix accountability of the erring officers/ officials involved in the poor quality of construction of roads. The enquiry committee had recommended to get the Ajnala- Ramdass and Amritsar- Dhandbir Road constructed through the PWD B&R and Naushera Pannuan-Lohe ke kalan through Mandi Board Banga- Garh Shankar road constructed under Pardhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna repaired by the concerned contractors with in two months at their on risk and cost as per the indemnity bond submitted by them at the time of the allotment of work.
Mr. Bains further said the officers / officials placed under suspension included., Executive Engineer Sarbjit Singh, Sub-Divisional Engineer Parmjit Singh & Ajay Kumar, Junior Engineers for the poor quality of surfacing of Ajnala- Ramdass and Amritsar- Dhandbir Road. Likewise Executive Engineer V.K Dhir, Sub- Divisional Engineer Major Singh, Junior Engineer Ashok Kumar and Executive Engineer (Retd.) Ashok Lakanpal of Mandi Board for the poor quality of Naushera Pannuan-Lohe ke kalan road. Similarly Executive Engineer Arun Kumar, Ashdeep Singh, SDO Tarsem Raj and Junior Engineer Rajinder Singh had been place under suspension for the braking of Banga- Garh Shankar road.