Imphal, June 15,
A contract firm, M/s SN Pavei belonging to one SN Pavei (Special Contractor) which was banned for five (5) years by the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, for submitting fake Bank Guarantee (BG) in bidding road construction work on NH No.102 A has been awarded 8 works of PMGSY.
A document available with the Imphal Times revealed that the said firm M/s SN Pavei had submitted bidding for the construction work invited by the NHIDCL for Restoration /reconstruction of Tadubi to Phaihung Junction from 25 to 45 covering 20 KM Length on Tadubi –Tolloi-Ukhrul Road on NH No. 102 A in the state of Manipur.
The M/s SN Pavei submitted the bid on 28-01-2016, but when checked by the NHIDCL, it came to the notice of the NHIDCL that the bank guarantee submitted to the bidding turn out to be a fake one.
The document with the Imphal Times reveals that the bid Security submitted by the firm has been confirmed as ‘fake by the HDFC bank (The bank the firm enclosed)”.
The NHIDCL while putting a ban to the firm for 5 years also threaten to initiate suitable action under sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Well, the ban was imposed on June 20, 2016, that means the firm will not be allowed to apply for any government contract Work for a period of 5 years starting from the date till five years, that is upto June 20 , 2021.
What is more interesting is that the said banned firm (M/s SN Pavei) based at Liyai Village Senapati District, Manipur, has been awarded 8 works of the PMGSY Phase XI for the year 2017-18 of the total 486 works, by the Manipur State Rural Road Development Agency of the Government of Manipur.
Total value for the 8 work orders is estimated at around Rs. 7,501.68 lakhs.
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