KEA Chairman accused of corruption

KEA Chairman accused of corruption

Awarding tender violating norms alleged

 
In a press meet on Friday, Bablula Sankhla of Bangalore Sales and Marketing told reporters that the awarding of the tender for this year’s exhibition was carried out amid nepotism and irregularities.

Though qualifying through technical bid, the committee vested with the authority to award the tender did not open the financial bid of Bangalore Sales and Marketing and the M Venkatesh and Zia Brothers’ company.

“There were four applicants in the race for the tender. One was disqualified on grounds of not being eligible. Fun World, Bangalore Sales and Marketing and Venkatesh and Zia Brothers were in the race. However, the Chairman insisted on awarding the tender to Fun World ignoring the competitors.”

This has led to a revenue loss of more than Rs 20 lakh to the Government.
The Government has fixed a minimum bid amount of Rs 1.90 crore for this year. While, the tender is awarded to Fun World for Rs 1.95 crore, despite the Bangalore Sales and Venkatesh and Zia company quoting more than Rs 2.1 crore for financial bid.

Follow norms

“We are not worried to whom the tender is awarded. But, the KEA has to do it as per the rules and Government guidelines. The Company which quoted the highest bid should have got the tender,” he said adding that the KEA has done injustice to other companies who have raised the amount with lot of difficulty and pledging their belongings to submit the bid.

The representatives of Venkatesh and Zia Company Syed Salaluddin, Syed Ahmed Ateeq and others were present.

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