Bengaluru: High Court questions government over pending dues of contractors 

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13-02-2024

    Only 75% of the amount pending to the contractors have been dispersed

    The application filed for the NIKSHEP INFRA PROJECT was discussed in the court

    Court ordered officials not performing their duty to be replaced

The Karnataka State Contractors Association’s allegation of a 40% commission being demanded by politicians is being investigated by a committee. The contractors have alleged that with the excuse of an ongoing investigation, their due payments are not being fulfilled. Only 75% of the amount pending to the contractors have been dispersed. 

The application filed for the NIKSHEP INFRA PROJECT was discussed in the Karnataka High Court. The Justice Nagamohan Das Commission is yet to start the inquiry. The documents pertaining to 45 projects were submitted on January 3rd to the committee. Advocate General Shashikiran Shetty presented arguments in front of the court. 

Honourable Justice Naga Prasanna was unsatisfied with the delay by the government in clearing the bills. “Aren’t the documents sufficient to conduct investigations? A report had to be filed by February 6th,” he said. He also questioned the delay by officials to make the documents available for the commission for investigation. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Engineer-in-Chief was warned of actions being taken against him. The High Court ordered officials not performing their duty to be replaced. “Contractors demanding bills without having finished the work need to be investigated and strict measures need to be taken against them. But how can the bill remain pending without investigations being conducted,” the bench questioned.  

The advocate representing the state government has sought time until afternoon for the hearing to proceed and this was duly granted.

Bengaluru: High Court questions government over pending dues of contractors 

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    Only 75% of the amount pending to the contractors have been dispersed

    The application filed for the NIKSHEP INFRA PROJECT was discussed in the court

    Court ordered officials not performing their duty to be replaced

The Karnataka State Contractors Association’s allegation of a 40% commission being demanded by politicians is being investigated by a committee. The contractors have alleged that with the excuse of an ongoing investigation, their due payments are not being fulfilled. Only 75% of the amount pending to the contractors have been dispersed. 

The application filed for the NIKSHEP INFRA PROJECT was discussed in the Karnataka High Court. The Justice Nagamohan Das Commission is yet to start the inquiry. The documents pertaining to 45 projects were submitted on January 3rd to the committee. Advocate General Shashikiran Shetty presented arguments in front of the court. 

Honourable Justice Naga Prasanna was unsatisfied with the delay by the government in clearing the bills. “Aren’t the documents sufficient to conduct investigations? A report had to be filed by February 6th,” he said. He also questioned the delay by officials to make the documents available for the commission for investigation. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Engineer-in-Chief was warned of actions being taken against him. The High Court ordered officials not performing their duty to be replaced. “Contractors demanding bills without having finished the work need to be investigated and strict measures need to be taken against them. But how can the bill remain pending without investigations being conducted,” the bench questioned.  

The advocate representing the state government has sought time until afternoon for the hearing to proceed and this was duly granted.

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