Stop phase-wise payment: All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA) president Nabam Akin Hina has requested the state government to stop the policy of phase wise payment to the contractor on Monday.
Hina while briefing the reporters here at press club said that the phase wise release of the funds against particular schemes and project which is sanctioned under SIDF and SADA should be put an end as it hampers the speedy development works. “How can a contractor wait for the phase wise payment when they have completed their project as per the tender agreements?” He questioned added he said that if the state government does not have any money to pay the bills than the tender process should be avoided.
He also informed that the association will soon appraise to the state government and demand for the implementation of work system of Civil Works of Rs. 10-20 lakhs. So that forthcoming entrepreneurs can avail work experience certificate for new registration in any enlisting authorities or department. Questioning on the rule framed by the state government of E-Tendering, Hina said that beside there is already a rule to e- tender to any work but many a times it has been seen that many works department are still practicing manual way of tendering.
“It’s the officers breaking the rules and it has also been noticed many departments are indulging on those works to which they have no qualification,” Hina added.
He said the construction of TRIHMS hospital was a sole witness where the PWD is executing the electrical works besides the power department is much qualified for the electrical works with many qualified engineers.
Explaining on the quality of work executed by the contractors, Hina informed that there are many obstacles in getting any work from the department. Added there are officials from the top level to the bottom seeking the percentage in work.
He said contractors can’t be blamed always for the poor quality of work as they have to pay the percentage to every official approving the work order. “If not paid the percentage despite fulfilling all the required documents for the tender work, the contractors have the fear of being rejected for the work order,” he said.
“There are many genuine contractors wanting for a good quality work so we suggest the state government to minimize the unofficial expenditure which is involved during the procurement of work order and LOC releasing time,” he added.
Hina also informed that this issue will be also discussed with the DCM in days to come as this work culture hampers in the execution of quality work by the contractors.
Hina said that earlier on December 7, coordination cum general meeting of the association was held at Hapoli under his chairmanship. Where, the contractors of the state have unanimously adopted these all resolution which was later submitted a memorandum to the DCM.
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