Beneficiary Bureaucrats; Vigilance asks Jaypee to furnish details
Shimla, May 14, 2012
Tribune News Service
Having come under the scanner of investigating agencies for doling out
favours to influential persons, Jaypee Associates Ltd (JAL) has been
asked to furnish details of wards of bureaucrats who have been given
jobs in the company and admission in its IT university at Vaknaghat.
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has shot off a letter to the
company seeking details of the wards of IAS, IPS and Indian Forest
Services (IFS) officers who have got jobs in any of the companies
owned by JAL not just in Himachal but even in other places outside the
state. The company has also been asked to provide complete details of
bureaucrats or even middle-rung officers who had joined the company
either after retirement or after seeking retirement.
The action of the Vigilance Bureau comes in the wake of directives of
the HC to probe the role of officials who could have given undue
favours to the company in lieu of some indirect benefits. The company
has also been asked to furnish complete details of bureaucrats who
enjoyed its hospitality by putting up in its guest houses on being
transferred here for months together.
The HC has constituted a special investigation team headed by KC
Sadyal, Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP), Vigilance, to
look into all aspects of the Baghera cement plant set up by JAL.
It is common knowledge that some officers have joined the Jaypee Group
after retirement while some even quit their government job for a more
cushy and lucrative job in the big corporate house, which has made a
meteoric rise in the hill state by venturing into the cement,
hydro-power, road construction and education sectors.
Sources in the Jaypee University of Information Technology at
Vaknaghat confirmed that the Vigilance Bureau had sought details of
admissions given to children or relatives of any of the officers who
could have given benefit to the company. "The Vigilance Bureau has
sought details of the admissions given to wards, family members or
relatives of any of the senior officers in the university," the
The bureau has sought the details of the course, year, certificates, merit and the money charged for admission by the Jaypee University of IT from students related to senior bureaucrats. It is felt that the company may have given benefit to certain people by facilitating admission of their wards in its university.
What it wants
- Vigilance seeks the details of admissions sought by wards of IAS,
IPS and IFS officers in the Jaypee University of IT, Vaknaghat
- It has also sought the details of bureaucrats or their relatives who
have joined the company
- The details of officers who have enjoyed the company's hospitality
by staying in its guest houses for long durations have also been
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