Application to Director, F&CS for Immediate cancellation of NIT

24th October, 2016

The Director
Food and Civil Supply Department,
Dimapur, Nagaland

Sub: Immediate cancellation of NIT and rectification

ACAUT Nagaland as stated on the subject has found anomaly in the recently called NIT which is clear that the department will temper tendering process in favor of individuals and syndicate who have been running the department as transporters and suppliers for the last 15-20 years without any proper open tendering process (Refer RTI furnished to ACAUT Nagaland).

The department despite knowing that entire racket of syphoning and pilferage of PDS for poor have been done by these contractors yet the department has not taken any action rather their contract has been extended year after year in a fraudulent manner.

The terms and condition furnished in Tender documents is a mockery and one of its kinds never found in National or Nagaland Contract and supply tendering system putting shame to all other corruptions:

  1. Nagaland as well as Nationally, Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) for contract and supply is fixed @1-2%, the FCS has fixed at Rs. 25 Lakhs as EMD irrespective of contract value, moreover surprisingly the EMD for all the districts is fixed uniformly is clear case of manipulations to shelter department syndicates and cronies who has been running the department de-facto for years. Take the case of Longleng 1500MT Zunheboto 4000MT how both can have same EMD deposit of 25 Lakhs.
  2. Nationally and in Nagaland the security deposit to any contract work is fixed @ 3-5% however the department irrespective of contract value has fixed Rs. 75 Lakhs uniformly for the whole district, a clear case of the department trying to manipulate and temper tendering process to favour syndicates and individuals. Take the case of Longleng 1500MT Zunheboto 4000MT how both have the same security deposit of 75 Lakhs.
  3. Presently, the majority of Contractors has given power of attorney to the third party which clearly proves that those firms and individuals are not capable of carrying out the contract awarded to them, despite that, the department has extended their contract year after year without transparent tendering process a clear case of corruption. Therefore, ACAUT demands that the department immediately blacklists those firms and individuals from participating in any contract and supply work in the department. (Refer RTI furnished to ACAUT Nagaland for the list of those firms and individuals who have given power of attorney to another party)
  4. Those APL contractors who have been running their contract under power of attorney should immediately be black-listed and tender is immediately called though NIT for transport of APL (Refer RTI furnished to ACAUT Nagaland for the list of firms and individuals who have given power of attorney to another party).

ACAUT Nagaland demand immediate cancellation of NIT called and issue new NIT after taking necessary action on above mentioned discrepancies. ACAUT Nagaland will not hesitate to take the issue to the public and any situation arises out of inaction the issuing authority of NIT will be solely responsible.

Media Cell, ACAUT Nagaland.

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