HC dismisses plea against IJP tenders

HYDERABAD: A division bench of the High Court comprising chief Justice Madan B.Lokur and justice PV Sanjay Kumar on Monday dismissed a plea against the state government calling tenders under t

Published: 24th January 2012 03:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:21 PM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: A division bench of the High Court comprising chief Justice Madan B.Lokur and justice PV Sanjay Kumar on Monday dismissed a plea against the state government calling tenders under the Indira Jala Prabha scheme.

Dealing with a public interest litigation filed by I Seshagiri Rao of Secunderabad who contended that there was every possibility and likelihood of perpetration of fraud in finalisation of tenders under IJP, the bench made it clear that the court cannot interfere on the policy decision of the government.

Accordingly, it was not inclined to entertain a petition against the IJP scheme and dismissed the plea.

The Kiran Kumar Reddy government introduced IJP and called for tenders to supply, install, test, commission and maintain 71,232 submersible pump sets in 22 districts of the state to provide irrigation facility to and improve agricultural productivity of barren lands (about 10 lakh acres) belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The petitioner said that the tender schedule was illegal, arbitrary and liable to be quashed in the interest of the public.

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