ProPropertyNewsExcess Payment Fraud: DC Islamabad Asks CDA to Launch Inquiry Against DMA

Excess Payment Fraud: DC Islamabad Asks CDA to Launch Inquiry Against DMA

Administrator Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad, who is also Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Irfan Nawaz Memon, has requested the Capital Development Authority (CDA) through a letter to hold an inquiry against the Directorate of Municipal Administration for committing fraud of PKR 43 million.

The DMA has been accused of receiving payments for the route decorations and lighting arrangements on the 23 March Parade Day and OIC meetings.

According to the details, the DMA signed an agreement with a contractor and paid about 21.4 percent of the total amount for the arrangements.

After signing the agreement, the case was moved to the administrator MCI for approval for PKR 43 million; however, the notice inviting the tender amount was PKR 24.5 million.

The letter also stated that the DMA is a part of MCI, however, the CDA’s Finance Department provides it with project funds.

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It is important to mention that according to the PPRA rules, a revised agreement must be signed for any excess work over 15 percent of the total bid amount.

Additionally, Director DMA Shakeel Ahmed responded, saying that the decoration work was later extended and, therefore, extra funds were demanded on the orders of senior officials.

He added that as the funds were received for extra work thus, no rules were violated, and it justifies the payments.

The DMA is also facing another inquiry that is related to the opening ceremony of the Metro Bus Service in Bara Kahu.

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