Some authority and influential personality close to the education minister are playing foul play to the process for procurement of infrastructures of various colleges in the state. A highly placed source said that tender advertised through local daily inviting qualified firm for procurement of the items has been dump without any official notification.
According to document available with the Imphal Times, the office of the Director of University & Higher Education invited tender notice for supply of classroom, hostel, library and office furniture items for government colleges and the office of Directorate, University and Higher education through advertisement at local dailies on January 21, 2015. The tender was opened on February 12, 2015 and the directorate approved two firms – The modern Furniture Producers Development Co-operative Society and Palace Carpentry Works for supply of the items. Three other firm applied for supply of the items have been rejected. Those rejected are M/S Ideal Carpentry works, M/S Classic enterprises India and M/S Priyadarshini Steel Works.
According to source all formalities has been process by both the firms for supply of the item but the process has been put to hold as according to the directives of the Education Minister.
When Imphal Times digs into the matter it has been learnt that the department has already started process for procurement of the said items worth over crores of rupees in consultation with some individuals by dumping the official process.