Minister denies irregularities in deputation of 52 MVIs

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Patna, Oct 13 (UNI) Bihar Water Resources and Transport Minister Bijendra Yadav today refuted allegtions of irregulartities in deputation of 52 junior engineers as Motor Vehicle Inspectors (MVIs), saying it was warranted due to large number of vacant posts.

Reacting to reports that appeared in a section of the press, Mr Yadav told mediapersons here that there were 67 sanctioned posts of MVIs while 55 posts were vacant since long affecting the revenue collection and other routine work, supposed to be disposed at MVIs level.

''The process of regular recruitment for 55 vacant posts of MVIs was initiated in 2007 which is likely to be completed in February next year,'' he said, adding that 52 junior engineers of state water resources department were deputed as MVIs to ensure the smooth collection of revenue and other related work till the regular appointments were made against such posts.

Out of 52 junior engineers, only 32 had joined their new assignment while others were yet to report on their new places of postings, he added.

''The allegations of irregulartities committed in the process of such deputations were baseless and misleading,'' he said, adding that those levelling such allegations were themselves deep-rooted in corruption when they were in power.

When asked, Mr Yadav said the breach in Kushaha embankment would be plugged by December 15 while all related work would be completed by March as per the recommmendation of the expert committee.

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the proposed high level dam to be constructed in Nepal would be prepared within a year.

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