Lapses Identified
Year : 2017
SNo. VIGMIS Case Code Lapses Penalty imposed (Major / Minor) Work Type
1 13 (1) The CO (as EE) failed to conduct annual physical verification of steel materials issued by the department to the contractor and available at the work site as mandatory vide para 48.9 of CPWD Manual Vol. II (1988 Edition). Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Civil Works
2 617 (1) CO as cashier manipulated the accounts of a division of CPWD with the objective of mis-appropriation of Government money amounting to Rs.6,26,991/-. CO also manipulated and tampered the entries pertaining to temporary advances granted to Assistant Engineer (E) and thereby inflated the outstanding advances against the Assistant Engineer (E) and by doing so mis-appropriated Government money causing overall loss of Rs. 6,26,991/-. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Electrical Works
3 1101 (1) CO (as SE) demanded illegal gratification of Rs. 1,30,000/- and accepted Rs 25,000/- from the contractor. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Civil Works
4 1528 (2) CO as, AE (E), allowed to undertake the work of laying of electrical conduit pipe etc. in slab casting of work The conduit pipe were laid without any work order/agreement. However, payment for the same was made in the agreement which was subsequently awarded much later, thus violating the provisions of Para 1.2 of CPWD Works Manual 2007 and Rule 129 of GFR 2005. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965. Electrical Works
Year : 2016
SNo. VIGMIS Case Code Lapses Penalty imposed (Major / Minor) Work Type
1 1133 The CO (as AAO) violated provisions of Section 19 and 19.2 of CPWD Works Manual 2007 as the rate of one tender item was found having over writing in words & figures when the tender was in his custody after opening and he also did not bring such over writing into the notice of the EE while submitting comparative statement as well as tender forwarding memo. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
2 1496 (2) The CO (as SE) failed to sanction correct rate for the item of CGS sheet and GS Hips & ridges in substituted item violating para 23.3 (1) of CPWD Works Manual 2007, due to which Government suffered a loss of Rs 61,808/-, which was recovered from the contractor after the complainant. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
3 1496 (4) The CO [as AE(P) in circle office] processed incorrect analysis of rate of substituted item statement No. III and recommended the same for approval of the SE violating para 3 (iii) of OM No- 18/4/99- S & D/ 25 dated 17.10.2003 and par 23.3(1) of CPWD Works Manual 2007, due to which Govt. suffered a loss of Rs 61,808/-, which was recovered from the contractor after complaint. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
4 1496 (5) The CO (as AE) got substituted items executed without prior concurrence of the T.S. authorities (SE) violating Para 23.2.3 (i) of CPWD Works Manual 2007. He also violated Para 23.3 (1) of CPWD Works Manual 2007 and Para 3 (iii) of OM No.18/4/99-S & D/25 dated 17.1.2003 by proposing higher rate of substituted items based on incorrect analysis of rate due to which govt. suffered a loss of Rs 61,808/-. This amount was recovered from the contractor after the complaint. The CO also violated Para 7.5 (g) (i) of CPWD Works Manual 2007 by changing the date of measurement recorded in the MB. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
5 1496 (6) The CO (as JE) prepared and proposed higher rate for sanction of substituted item statement III on the basis of incorrect analysis violating Para 23.3 (1) of CPWD Works Manual, 2007, causing overpayment of Rs. 61,808/- to the contractor, the recovery of which was affected after complaint, from the dues pending to the contractor. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
6 1496 (7) The CO (as AE) processed incorrect analysis of rate of substituted item statement No. III and recommended for approval of the statement based on incorrect analysis of rate due to which Govt. suffered a loss of Rs 61,808/-, which was recovered from the contractor after complaint. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
7 2234 (3) The CO (as EE) forwarded and recommended for sanction of 2nd instalment of mobilization advance of Rs 5.40 crore, without considering the fact that the agency has not submitted any document in support of utilization of Ist mobilization advance of Rs 4.50 Crore. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
8 2630 (1) The CO (as AE) did not calculate the conversion fee by adopting the highest rate of land prescribed in para 4 of Circular dated 20.5.2013 ignoring the provisions of the circular. The exercise was done by the CO without proper application of mind and in casual manner which might have wide repercussions in other such cases. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
9 2330 (3) The CO (as JE) did not ensure use of timber as per CPWD Specification and hence violated Para 54.2.2 of CPWD Works Manual 2003. He did not ensure quality of materials before use and making payment to the contractor, violating Para 54.4 (ix) of CPWD Works Manual. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
10 1030 (1) CO as Chief Engineer approved for purchasing of material for the works amounting to Rs.11,40,651/- which were entrusted to NBCC by the client and the materials became surplus at the site. Thus, CO incurred infructuous expenditure. CO approved the procurement of some equipment costing Rs.74,40,000/- without any A/A & E/S of the competent authority and thus incurred infructuous expenditure contravening provisions at para 2.1 of CPWD Works Manual 2003. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Electrical Works
11 1327 (1) The CO (as EE) failed to take specific note of encroachment in 3 nos. govt. quarters in his capacity as Estate Office, which was found during surprise check by CBI. He also failed to take action as per PP Act 1971 and did not pass eviction proceedings. Therefore, CO violated para 2.6.3 (v), P-17 and para 10.1 (iv), Page 52 of CPWD Maintenance Manual 2000 and PP Act 1971. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
12 1327 (4) The CO (as AE) failed to detect and report unauthorized occupation of 3 nos. Government quarters, violating Para-20, page 464 of CPWD Manual Vol. I, 1992 Edition and Para 2.6.1 (xiv), page 15 & Para 10.1 Page 51 of CPWD Maintenance Manual 2000, which was detected by CBI during joint surprise check. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
13 1173 (1) CO as Chief Engineer approved Supply Orders amounting to Rs.1,41,69,088/- by charging the expenditure to the Main work. There was no provision for such materials in the Main Estimate. CO thus contravened the provisions of para 2.16.1 and 2.17.1 of CPWD Works Manual (2003 edition). CO approved Supply Orders amounting to Rs. 3,03,47,069/-, for which no formal acceptance by the requisitioning authority of the proposal contained in the Preliminary Estimate (termed as A/A). The scope of work was partly changed by deleting some important items and adding some new items without the approval of the accepting authority. CO thus contravened the provisions of para 2.6 of CPWD Works Manual (2003 edition) by not taking approval from the requisitioning authority of the changed proposals. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Electrical Works
14 1201 (1) CO while functioning as Superintending Engineer approved supply orders for procurement of electrical items on the note sheet submitted by the EE. Without getting the proposal processed through planning unit in his office and without any verification of rates from the market or the authenticity of the Price Lists which resulted in placement of Supply Orders and payments to the suppliers at rates far higher MRP, thereby causing a huge loss of Rs.1,31,860/-to the Government and corresponding undue pecuniary advantage to the suppliers. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Electrical Works
15 2237 (1) CO entered in to dubious conversation involving transaction of money with representative of firms With whom he had official dealings thereby raising reasonable suspicion on his integrity. CO made a fixed deposit of Rs.500000/-. However, he did not report this transaction to the prescribed authority. He thus violated rule 18(3) of the CCS (Conduct) Rules 1964. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965. Electrical Works
Year : 2015
SNo. VIGMIS Case Code Lapses Penalty imposed (Major / Minor) Work Type
1 186 The CO (as EE) violated Para 2.23.1, 2.23.2, 20.1.17.5 and 20.6.3 of CPWD Manual Vol. II 1988 (1997 reprint) by accepting tenders and incurring additional liability against sanctioned work. For Work No. 1 Sanction was for Rs 4,99,361/- and liability Rs 8,10,630/-. For Work No. 2 Sanction was for Rs 9,96,813/- and liability Rs12,03,066/-. He also wrongly charged the expenditure of the works against various sanctions violating Para 2.48 & 2.54 of CPWD Manual Vol. II 1988 (Reprint 1997). He further split the single A/A & E/S into several smaller works beyond his competence violating Para 2.47 (v) of CPWD Manual Vol. II 1980 (Reprint 1997). He also avoided press publicity by bifurcating single sanction into several works for tendering purpose violating para No. 2.47 (v) & 18.1.1 of CPWD Manual Vol. II 1997. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Civil Works
2 412 The CO (as EE(C) on current duty charge), while opening tender did not mark cuttings in the tenders of different tenderers leaving scope for doubt regarding manipulation. The tender opening was done in a shabby manner. The CO’s clumsiness and carelessness in handling the tender opening process was established. His such act created doubt that L 5 was made L 1 after opening of tender by allowing change of rates and amount of different items. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965. Civil Works
3 523 The Co (as AE) split single sanction of Rs 11,59,109/- into 13 parts and called tenders under his powers without the approval of the competent authority, thereby avoided press publicity and caused loss to the government due to non-competitive rates. He also declared completion of 7 works before actual completion and gave financial benefit to the contractor by making final payment before actual completion. He also awarded one work amounting to Rs 61,700/ beyond his financial powers. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 Civil Works
4 1036 The CO (as EE) made procedural lapse in not intimating personal transactions to the department under Rule 18 of CCS Conduct Rules, 1964, without malafide intention. Minor- Censure Civil Works
5 1171 The CO (as Chief Architect) recommended compounding of two dwelling units constructed at stilts which were otherwise required to be removed/ demolished as per rules and gave undue favour in the matter of grant of completion plan and completion certificate in respect of multi-storeyed residential complex causing substantial pecuniary gain to the builder. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 Civil Works
6 1384 The CO (as EE) failed to verify the original invoice or to conduct independent inquiry of market rate of material before submitting the extra item for sanction to SE and forwarded the forged invoice of rate of material to the SE for extra item. He also adopted 15% wastage in extra item of tile work ignoring provision of only 2.5% wastage for similar item No. 7.43.1.1 in DAR Vol. II 1997. Therefore, by adopting higher rate and excessive wastage in extra item, he put Govt. to a loss of Rs. 2,73,598/-. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 Civil Works
7 1327 The CO (as AE) failed to take specific note of encroachment in 3 nos. Govt. quarters and also failed to take remedial measures violating para 2.6.2 (v) & 2.6.2 (vii), Page-6 and Para 10.1 Page 51 of CPWD Maintenance Manual 2000, which was detected by CBI during joint surprise check. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965 Civil Works
8 775 The CO (as AE) test checked the length of negative reinforcement in beams & lap lengths, which were more than that specified in structural drawing. He also test checked the measurement of lap length of those diameter of bars, which were not actually provided at those locations. Therefore, he violated Para 5.3.3 of CPWD Specifications 91-92 and 7.33.2 & 7.31.1 of CPWD Manual Vol. II Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965 Civil Works
9 1927 The CO (as OS) processed the matter of inadmissible LTC and leave encashment without verifying the fact that it was not admissible to the claimant. Due to this act of the CO, the claimant received inadmissible payment of Rs 57,832/- on account of LTC and Rs 10,246/- as leave encashment. However, after the CE office detected this over payment, the claimant deposited the above amount in Govt. account including interest. Minor- Under Rule 16 of CCS(CCA) Rules 1965 Civil Works
10 2826 (1) CO claimed LTC benefits for his sister showing her as dependent on him fraudulently as it is revealed that she was not actually dependent on him. CO made fraudulent LTC claim for block year 2001-2004 and 2006-2009, whereas the journeys were never under taken. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965. Electrical Works
11 1201 (2) CO as EE issued 1 No Supply Order and recommended 3 Nos Supply Order cases to SE and issued for electrical items, on the basis of fake price list without any verification of rates from the market or the authenticity of the Price Lists which resulted in placement of Supply Orders and payments to the suppliers at rates far higher than the MRP, causing a loss of Rs.1,63,935/- to the Government. Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 and Rule- 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972. Electrical Works
Year : 2010
SNo. VIGMIS Case Code Lapses Penalty imposed (Major / Minor) Work Type
1 64 (1) while forwarding the quotation of purchase of light fittings for a work to the circle office, CO, as Executive Engineer, mentioned that the work has been approved by the client department but while sending the progress report the fact was deferent and layout plan was not approved by the client and detailed estimate was under preparation thereby miss representing facts. Thus, CO violated provisions of para 2.5 of CPWD Manual Vol. II 1996 edition (Nabhi’s Publication) and also showed dereliction of duty. Quotations were invited by the CO from manufacturers or authorized dealers. CO opened recommended and forwarded the quotations of three unqualified firms which were neither manufacturer nor authorized dealers and even they had not submitted valid income tax clearance certificate as per the terms and condition of the NIQ. Instead of rejecting the quotations CO forwarded to the higher authorities for necessary action. Thus, depicting dereliction in discharge of responsibility and contravening para 20.1.13.5 of CPWD Manual Vol.II 1996 edition (Nabhi’s Publication). Major- Under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965. Electrical Works