BENGALURU: The state government, which had sanctioned `25 lakh for car tracking project at the Legislators Home (LH) to a private firm associated with a government agency, is now busy tracking the company’s work!
The tender was awarded to M/s KEONICS (M/s Aviron Technology) for car tracking system hardware and software RFID/GPS in 2011.
But the company has been sleeping over the project all these years. Taking note of this, the Assembly Secretariat wrote to the government seeking a CID inquiry and the government issued an order in this regard.
The government order dated August 16, reads: “M/s KEONICS (M/S Aviron Technology) had signed an agreement with the Assembly Secretariat for the purpose of providing car tracking system. Also, Rs 25 lakh has been sanctioned to them in the first phase. But no work has been performed till date. In this regard, the case is being handed over to CID for further inquiry.”
According to an official of the Assembly Secretariat, “We suspect the role of some of the Secretariat staff in the scam. As there is a loss of Rs 25 lakh to the secretariat, we had requested for a CID probe.”
The total cost of the project is Rs 42 lakh.