Mumbai: Amidst the ongoing Laitgate controversy, the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra left red faced after the Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde has been accused of flouting rule in a Rs. 206 crore purchase order.
Pankaja is the daughter of late Gopinath Munde.
Congress leader Sachin Sawant has filed complaint with anti corruption bureau (ACB) office against Pankaja Munde for allotment of 24 contracts worth Rs 206 crore have been sanctioned without following due procedure.
Munde had allegedly cleared the purchase of several items for government-run schools for tribal children, without inviting tender, such as chikki, mats, dishes and books by flouting the rules, at a cost of Rs 206 crore.
As per the government resolution, any purchase above Rs 3 lakh has to be done through inviting e-tendering. The government has banned purchases through the rate contract system, in which material is purchased after negotiations on its rate.