Municipal corporation's toilet scam: Selvel Media moves high court

Chandigarh, April 26, 2014: Selvel Media, a private company, which was allotted tender for operation and maintenance of public toilets in the city, has filed a petition before the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday. In its petition, the company has sought directions to quash the orders in which it has been directed to hand over possession of toilet blocks along with the passages.

A division bench of the high court headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul has issued notice to the municipal corporation (MC), seeking its reply on the issue. The case has been fixed for hearing on April 29.

The company informed the high court that the MC has started removing advertisements installed on toilets and connecting passages. It also pleaded for issuing directions to MC for issuing formal letters of allotment in favour of Selvel Media Private Limited in pursuance to tenders dated June 24, 2013, in respect of the operation and maintenance of 35 and 45 number of toilets blocks at various markets. The firm also argued that the public toilets were allotted in its favour after approval from the MC house.

Recently, the CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry against senior MC officials for allegedly causing loss of around Rs 17 crore to state exchequer by awarding tenders to the company for maintaining sanitation of 86 public toilets for five years in 2007. (Source: TNN)

26-04-2014 | Posted by Admin