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Maintenance of government quarters in Delhi may be outsourced

Government is considering outsourcing maintenance of government quarters in the national capital to private firms.



New Delhi: Government is considering outsourcing maintenance of government quarters in the national capital to private firms in view of complaints of unsatisfactory work by the Central Public Works Department, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy said he was aware of complaints against CPWD.

"We are thinking of outsourcing maintenance," he said adding maintenance work of quarters at South Avenue, Pandara Road and Shahjahan Road which are mostly allocated to ministers, MPs and officials have already been outsourced.

Outsourcing in three areas has been done so that CPWD engineers can act in a competitive spirit, he said.

He said 99 complaints were received by CPWD, of which 90 were attended in a day.

"However, there was undue delay in attending to complaints pertaining to three houses (3 to 4 months)," he said adding explanation has been sought from the concerned executive
engineer, assistant engineer and junior engineer in this regard. In the meantime, they have been placed under suspension, he added.

PTI

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