The Upazila Project Implementation Officer (PIO) has issued a warning letter to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) alleging irregularities in the design and implementation of the semi-detached house of the Asrayan-2 project at the Prime Minister’s Office. Such an incident took place in Nandail of Mymensingh. Apart from extensive discussions on the issue, it is also considered to be contrary to the Civil Servants Discipline and Appeal Rules 1985 and the Code of Conduct 1989. In this situation, UNO has protested to PIO to respond within the next three days.
According to the letter from PIO, he is the member secretary and technical officer of the house construction project implementation committee. He recently visited three houses. The three houses that were built were not built according to the drawings, designs and estimates. Three houses have been constructed, one in Mushuli Union of Nandail Upazila and two in Singrail Union. All the materials for the construction of these houses Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) said. Ershad Uddin bought it alone. He was not hired as a technical officer. Even the allocated money has been raised by UNO itself. Since he was not hired for any work, he will not take any responsibility if any question arises in the future about the construction work of the house. He also warned the UNO in a letter to the chairman of the project implementation committee. The letter was copied by the project director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Deputy Commissioner, District Relief and Rehabilitation Office, Mymensingh.
Nandail Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) after receiving this letter. Ershad Uddin thinks that giving a letter to PIO is tantamount to presumption. He said that the issuance of such letter was a violation of government etiquette and involved in abusive treatment of higher authorities and asked the PIO to show cause by sending a counter letter within three days. Otherwise, legal action will be taken against him, the letter said.
In the letter, the UNO further mentioned that in the fiscal year 2019-2020, there were massive irregularities in government projects such as Money for Work (Kabita), Food for Work (Kabikha), Test Relief (TR), Employment for the Extremely Poor (EGPP). Although asked about this, PIO Abdul Alim could not give any good answer. Instead, he has tried to tarnish the image of the upazila administration.
PIO Abdul Alim admitted the truth of the letter and said, “My back is against the wall.” Despite repeated statements, he (UNO) did not listen. So I was compelled to warn with this letter to be acquitted. On the other hand, he said I am not under public administration. So I’m not ready to answer the show.
UNO Ershad Uddin said, “I have built the house in transparency by keeping in touch with the higher authorities.” And PIO went to the ground with me during the construction of this house. There was no irregularity or corruption. Moreover, no work was done outside the estimate. Such propaganda of PIO is an attempt to tarnish the image of the upazila administration. He said he would inform the higher authorities about the matter and take necessary steps in this regard. The issue has sparked a storm of discussion and criticism.
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