‘Disproportionate’ property: Vigilance Bureau begins probe into position of high well being official
Chandigarh, September 18
The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has launched a probe into the alleged disproportionate property of the Director (Well being Companies), ESI, Dr GB Singh, and in addition into his position within the procurement of apparatus through the Covid pandemic.
Nothing to cover
I’ve given the record of my property to the Vigilance. Even the tv I personal was bought method again in 2006. I’ve nothing to cover. Dr GB Singh, Director (ESI)
Dr Singh, earlier than being transferred because the Director, ESI, was serving because the Director (Well being Companies).
Sources confirmed that Dr Singh was personally summoned by the Vigilance to report his assertion. His position and that of two Assistant Administrators of the Well being Division have come below the scanner for varied procurements.
In a contemporary letter to the division on Thursday, the Vigilance sought by Tuesday morning the attested copy of the whole report of purchases made by the ESI throughout monetary 12 months 2021-22.
Earlier, the Vigilance had sought service report of the three senior well being officers, together with Dr Singh.
Dr Singh mentioned, “I’ve given the record of my property to the Vigilance. Even the tv I personal was bought method again in 2006. I’ve nothing to cover.”
The Division of Income, Rehabilitation and Catastrophe Administration had allotted Rs 571.07 crore to the Well being Division to sort out the pandemic. Nevertheless, a big quantity was spent on buying Covid-related objects at inflated charges.
Even former Deputy CM Om Parkash Soni, who held the portfolio of Well being and Household Welfare, was being probed for his position in Covid-related purchases.