Sub standard protective mask procured at Rs. 25 per piece for distribution to MGNREGA workers

Sub standard protective mask procured at Rs. 25 per piece for distribution to MGNREGA workers

Written By: / Monday, 06 July 2020 17:34

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Imphal, July 6:

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department has procured large number of sub standard protective mask and sanitizers for distribution to the MGNREGA workers.

As per official source, 2 lakhs piece of protective masks has been unloaded for Imphal East district today afternoon. Interestingly the face masks that have been unloaded at the office of the Imphal East Zilla Parishad turns out to be sub standard one which has no trademark,to ensure protection from COVID-19. What is more surprising is that the price of each mask is tagged as Rs. 25/-. The so call mask is half the size of a common handkerchief sold at ordinary shops.

The source further said that the total amount for the procured mask, sanitizers and other protective gears for MGNREGA workers is around Rs. 2 Crore and 32 lakhs. As for the mask unloaded at Imphal East today payment should be made to one M/S Romabati Handloom and Handicraft Production centre, Kongba Kshetri leikai.

The amount for procurement of the face masks and other protective gears is to be spent from the Administrative cost of MGNREGA.

The source further added that no tender notice has been issued for procurement of such a huge quantity of products that cost over Rs. 2 crores.

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