CBI accuses former head of State Insurance Corporation in alleged transplant case


CBI alleged that PC Chaturvedi sanctioned projects in 2007-09 in violation of CVC guidelines (File)

New Delhi:

The CBI has charged the former managing director of the Public Employees Insurance Company (ESIC) PC Chaturvedi and seven others with alleged violations of CVC guidelines by sanctioning 14 projects valued at over Rs 6,255 crore between 2007 and 2009, officials said on Friday.

Besides PC Chaturvedi, those named as suspects include then-finance commissioner Rajiv Dixit, chief engineer PR Roy, director (finance) AK Sinha, executive engineer Rajiv Kumar, co-director V Subramanian , consultant J Sarup and consultant Hindustan Latex Limited, D Kumar.

The agency alleged that PC Chaturvedi, in conspiracy with others, sanctioned the projects in 2007-09 in violation of CVC guidelines.

The FIR is the result of two preliminary investigations carried out by the agency into the allegations against PC Chaturvedi, a former IAS agent and others.

PC Chaturvedi had no powers under the ESIC Act to sanction the construction of medical colleges and its sanctioning power was limited to Rs 25 crore, the CBI alleged.

Design Associates of Noida was awarded 20 projects by ESIC costing around Rs 3,755 crore, Skyline Architect of Lucknow was awarded five projects worth Rs 2,158 crore, Mukesh Associates of Salem was awarded eight projects worth Rs 1,528 crore, he said.

No transparency was observed in the selection of private architectural consultants, stated and further alleged that PC Chaturvedi purchased medical equipment through construction agencies on the basis of the appointment and also sanctioned an amount of Rs 798 crore in violation of CVC guidelines.

He also alleged that the appointment of PR Roy as Chief Engineer was made without publicity and without consultation with the UPSC.

The architectural consultants received fees for phase IV of the consultancy, i.e. the tendering process, which never took place, as the work was awarded to consulting agencies. construction on the basis of the appointment, according to the FIR.

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