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Ex-BEST GM blamed for ‘bad’ contract

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Published : Jun 16, 2018, 5:51 am IST
Updated : Jun 16, 2018, 5:51 am IST

Ganacharya was supported by other members, who too raised their voice against Mr Bagde.

 Taking part in the discussion, the Congress group leader and BEST committee member, Ravi Raja also raised the issue of a contract awarded without tender to Ernst & Young LLP by the current GM.
  Taking part in the discussion, the Congress group leader and BEST committee member, Ravi Raja also raised the issue of a contract awarded without tender to Ernst & Young LLP by the current GM.

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) committee members on Friday cornered BEST general manager (GM) Surendra Bagde on his letter to the state government, stating that the contract awarded to Trimax, for a ticketing system, was ‘bad in law.’

The BEST committee members from both the ruling as well as opposition parties, wondered if the GM would file a case against the then GM Jagdish Patil, who had tabled the proposal before the committee for its approval.

 

 Senior BEST committee member and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sunil Ganacharya on Friday raised the issue of the GM's letter.

He said the GM had demanded a government inquiry into the committee under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888. He read out a paragraph from the letter during the meeting.

 Mr Ganacharya said that the BEST committee's resolution, dated March 13, 2018, to allow Trimax IT Infrastructure Services Ltd to perform the 2016 contract as per the specifications of the ministry of urban development, is 'bad in law,' lacking total transparency and immediately needs to be set aside.“What have we done ‘bad in law’? The proposal was made by the administration and we had just approved it. The proposal was justified by the then GM and there was a discussion on it, only after which approval was given,” he said.

 

He pointed out to the GM, that if the resolution was 'bad in law', the current GM should file a complaint with the Economic Wing Offence (EOW), with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the state government against Jagdish Patil. Mr Ganacharya was supported by other members, who too raised their voice against Mr Bagde.

 Taking part in the discussion, the Congress group leader and BEST committee member, Ravi Raja also raised the issue of a contract awarded without tender to Ernst & Young LLP by the current GM.

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