CAG finds discrepancies in e-procurement during BJP rule in Chhattisgarh

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New Delhi, Jan 8: The annual report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India has found disparities about the e-procurement process of tenders in Chhattisgarh between April 2016 and March 2017, during Raman Singh led- Bharatiya Janata Party government.

As per the auditor, 477 bidders across 17 departments used 74 common computers for 1,971 tenders worth Rs 4,601 crore, which indicated that bidders and officials were in close touch before the bidding process started, the CAG said.

The report was on general, social and economic sectors for the year that ended on March 31, 2017.

“Audit observed that in 1,921 tenders valued at Rs 4,601 crore invited by 17 departments, one or more bidders had used such 74 computers to upload their tender details which were also used by at least one government official in these 17 departments for tendering”, the report said.

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