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PHED set to revive defunct schemes

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GUWAHATI, May 3 - The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) today said steps are being taken for revival of the defunct schemes.

�All the divisional offices have been instructed to allot the repairing works of the defunct schemes to the registered contractors of the department. They are also directed to procure pipes/fittings required for such type of works with BIS standards,� PHED Secretary Siddharth Singh said.

Denying allegations of corruption made by Asomiya Yuba Mancha in procurement of UPVC pipes and construction of Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL), Singh said the Quality Control Circle under the department examines the quality of materials from time to time.

�If any complaint with proper evidence is received regarding quality of works, the department initiates immediate enquiry and takes disciplinary action against the defaulters. Photographs of the completed work are uploaded in IMIS portal of the MoDWS with GPS mapping. Third party monitoring is also carried out besides departmental monitoring,� he said.

Singh said the sanitary latrines are constructed through NGOs/SHGs, etc. The construction work is supervised and executed district-wise by the district water & sanitation committee headed by the DC. Public awareness meetings are also held from time to time to create awareness amongst the masses regarding sanitation.

Singh also claimed that since May 2016, no procurement has been made for UPVC pipes and fittings and hence, purchase of low quality UPVC pipes as alleged by Asomiya Yuba Mancha is baseless.

Singh said the PHED has been utilising the UPVC pipes which were procured earlier for different PWSS for completion of more than 1,500 ongoing pipe water supply schemes. These 1,500 PWSS were accorded administrative approval earlier.

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PHED set to revive defunct schemes

GUWAHATI, May 3 - The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) today said steps are being taken for revival of the defunct schemes.

�All the divisional offices have been instructed to allot the repairing works of the defunct schemes to the registered contractors of the department. They are also directed to procure pipes/fittings required for such type of works with BIS standards,� PHED Secretary Siddharth Singh said.

Denying allegations of corruption made by Asomiya Yuba Mancha in procurement of UPVC pipes and construction of Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL), Singh said the Quality Control Circle under the department examines the quality of materials from time to time.

�If any complaint with proper evidence is received regarding quality of works, the department initiates immediate enquiry and takes disciplinary action against the defaulters. Photographs of the completed work are uploaded in IMIS portal of the MoDWS with GPS mapping. Third party monitoring is also carried out besides departmental monitoring,� he said.

Singh said the sanitary latrines are constructed through NGOs/SHGs, etc. The construction work is supervised and executed district-wise by the district water & sanitation committee headed by the DC. Public awareness meetings are also held from time to time to create awareness amongst the masses regarding sanitation.

Singh also claimed that since May 2016, no procurement has been made for UPVC pipes and fittings and hence, purchase of low quality UPVC pipes as alleged by Asomiya Yuba Mancha is baseless.

Singh said the PHED has been utilising the UPVC pipes which were procured earlier for different PWSS for completion of more than 1,500 ongoing pipe water supply schemes. These 1,500 PWSS were accorded administrative approval earlier.