Election Fee of India
MUMBAI: Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant on Friday questioned the Election Fee of India for appointing senior bureaucrat Baldev Harpal Singh as chief electoral officer, Maharashtra, although a probe by the Central Vigilance Fee is pending in opposition to Singh in relation to his tenure as SEEPZ growth commissioner. An IAS officer of the 1989 batch, Singh was with SEEPZ from July 19, 2017 to June 12, 2019.
In a letter to CEC, Sawant requested if it was not essential to verify the background of an officer previous to appointment. He alleged the CAG has made severe observations in its audit report of June 13, 2018, which was positioned in Parliament, and an inquiry was pending in opposition to Singh. Sawant stated the report had said works in SEEPZ had been awarded to an ineligible company, work order issued with out approval of authority, the mechanism for high quality management was weak, and a letter of allotment was issued with out scrutinizing norms.
Mumbai-based Binod Agarwal had on March 5, 2018 lodged a criticism with PMO in opposition to Singh alleging misuse of workplace. The Ministry of Commerce had informed Agarwal all complaints had been examined, a report submitted to the competent authority and a proof known as for.
Singh described the allegations as false. “All capital works had been allotted by my predecessor, all funds launched by him. All the data has been submitted to the Ministry of Commerce. I perceive there may be some departmental probe in opposition to the earlier growth commissioner. In actual fact, they’ve already cleared my title and all works and appointment of company had been executed earlier than I joined SEEPZ,” Singh stated in a textual content message to TOI.