Tolivelugu- Crime Bureau: Tolivelugu has been giving a series of stories about the corruption activities happening in connection with ‘Mana Ooru- Mana Badi’ tenders. All the exclusive reports from Tolivelugu have consistently revealed the facts with evidence. There is a conspiracy to tie all the huge contracts to certain companies that are on good terms with the government and are offering mutual benefits. Against this backdrop, the state government faced a setback in the matter of ‘Mana Ooru-Mana Badi’. The Telangana High Court has issued interim orders not to finalize the final tenders. Besides, it ordered the government to submit complete details.
The School Education Department and the State Education Welfare Infrastructure Development Corporation have jointly invited tenders for Rs 1539 crore for Mana Uru-Mana Badi. Tenders were drawn up to spend this amount on 26,065 schools. Rs. 1539 crore out of Rs. 820 crores for paints, Rs. 195 crores for furniture, Rs. 360 crores for dual desks, and Rs. 164 crores for the green chalkboard. This amount is divided. However, tenders 43 and 44 were jointly filed by two separate petitions by the central government organization Kendriya Bhandar, Zenith Meta Ptast, and V3 Enterprises.
Advocate Avinash Desai, appearing for the petitioners, argued that despite having all the necessary qualifications to bid, their companies were included in the ineligible list for bidding. The bench of Justice Vijay Sen Reddy heard these, recorded, and heard these arguments. According to the petitioner, the company participating in the tenders in any one financial year in the last five years must have spent Rs. 97.5 crores to carry out the work that was to be done by the rules, but their joint venture for four years has already done the business worth more than Rs 200 crores, and the same was explained to the court. Avinash argued that it was illegal to dismiss their venture, which had more experience than what they asked for, as lack of experience. Moreover, they questioned whether it is illegal to consider Elegant Methods, who has less experience than them, as a qualified builder. However, Sanjeev Kumar, appearing for the government, reported to the bench that despite the qualifications, whether the relevant certificates were submitted at the time of bidding or not is also a matter to be considered. After hearing the arguments of the two, the bench issued notices to the school education department, TSE WIDC, the corporation’s chief engineer, and Elegant Methods. Postponing the hearing to the 11th of this month, it issued an interim order not to finalize the final tenders.
Justice K challenged tender No. 45 related to the purchase of green chalkboards. The Laxman bench took up the hearing on the petition filed on Wednesday. The tribunal directed not to finalize the final tenders until further orders. Regarding the Tender for Supply of Paints No.46, a further hearing is to be done on the petition challenging 46.