PPE Rip-off: 2 Senior IAS Officers Seem Before Lokayukta
Bhubaneswar: Senior IAS officers Hamant Sharma and Yamini Sarangi seemed before the Lokayukta Monday to plead their cases in connection with an alleged rip-off within the acquisition of PPE kits in Odisha.
Hemant Sharma, the mature head of the dispute stage take committee and Sarangi who changed into once the Managing Director of Odisha Divulge Scientific Corporation Slight (OSMCL) submitted their written replies before the Lokayukta, told sources.
On the replacement hand Both Sharma and Sarangi refused to indicate one thing else about their submissions. “We can’t repeat one thing else outdoors on what changed into once discussed before Lokayukta. Now we contain high regards for the authority. We are hopeful that Lokayukta will present just appropriate justice,” mentioned Sharma.
Following allegations of corruption made by the Pradesh Congress Committee over the acquisition of PPE kits, the dispute govt had eliminated Sharma from the supervision of the procurement of masks and PPE kits required within the remedy of Covid-19 sufferers.
Social organisation, ‘Odisha Bikash Parisada (OBP)’ alleged that many IAS officers were fascinated by the rip-off. They demanded a resplendent probe into the matter.
“At some stage in this severe pandemic few senior administrators of the dispute contain been fascinated by extortion. When the call of ‘vocal for native’ is loud and so many native corporations are on hand, there just isn’t the kind of thing as a justification to consume 30 lakh masks from Shri Bishnu Disposable Non-public Slight. We question an intensive investigation into the matter. Let the real fact be published,” mentioned OBP President Sushant Padhy.
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