SRINAGAR, Jan 17: J&K Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCC) staged protest at Engineering Complex, Rajbagh in Srinagar and sought the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for release of contractors’ pending payments.
“The chairman of JKCCC, Ghulam Jeelani Purza in a letter written to the Lieutenant Governor has stated that if the new black laws are applied especially on the contractors of Kashmir, the administration will not be benefitted here even after that. Contractors are the backbone of development works’ however, everyday, officials keep saying only about the development work is justice done to the contractors here for carrying out these development works.
If one side orders are issued by the Government officials in which they states to complete all of the ongoing projects as soon as possible which also states that if any of the contractor does not complete the project on time So blacklist it , On the other hand, does the same administration think about those contractor ? Has any official ever asked the contractor is your work done claim/ bills being paid on time.
A similar problem still exists with contractors of Kashmir. Thousand of bills are pending in Treasuries from December 31, 2021 till date which have not yet been paid. If the Administration claimed that we will go through first by making the funds available thereafter to put the work on Tender , Does the administration have this type of funds ? The Hollow administration of J&K UT must think about Contractors here if they really want to carry out the development works So called Smart City then they should release our payments/ bills which are lying on the tables in treasuries .
JKCCC, chairman GJ Purza requested LG to look into the matter and issue your esteemed orders for release of funds as is known to the Planning Department/ Finance Department so that the work done claims of the contractor of J&K UT are settled and paid.”