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The technical employee of Chaurichaura section Sunil Kumar was suspended by the executive engineer for charging more than the prescribed fee from the consumer for giving electricity connection for private tube well.
This is the first action of suspension from the executive engineer level in the zone. Taking cognizance of the complaint of Nandlal of village Diliya of Brahmapur area, the Chief Engineer got the matter investigated. The suspension action was taken after finding the allegations made on the basis of the investigation report true.
Nandlal had approached the Junior Engineer of the area for connection of two kilowatts in the private tube well category. The JE had entrusted the lineman Sunil Kumar with the responsibility of giving the connection. It is alleged that the lineman took 11 thousand rupees along with the application form from the farmer. Whereas, the prescribed fee was to be deposited only Rs 2,240.
The functioning of the junior engineer is also under question in the investigation. It is a rule that the Junior Engineer and Lineman would give information about the tube well portal to the farmer and apply on the portal.
Executive Engineer Manish Kumar Jha says that the complaint was received. The inspection was carried out on the instructions of the Chief Engineer. Lineman Sunil Kumar’s negligence came to the fore. A warning letter has been issued against JE. Higher officials have been informed about this action.