FD Says All Liabilities of Contractors Cleared Upto 31 Dec

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JAMMU:- A spokesman of the Finance department has strongly refuted the statement of Chief spokesperson of PDP, Nayeem Akther alleging that contractors and suppliers have not been paid in time and the government owed them at least Rs. 1000 Crore in Kashmir Valley alone. 

Describing the allegations as totally baseless, he said that the Government has been equitable in releasing the payments of contractors and suppliers as also in making payment of salaries and pensions.  As of today, all the liabilities upto 31st December, 2012 stand cleared in respect of Contractors/ Suppliers and now there was a  liability of Rs.32.35  crore on account of Contractor/ Firms , Rs. 4.57 crore  in respect of Suppliers’ bills and nil in respect of  Self Help Groups, outstanding in the treasuries.  

During the past four months,  an amount of  Rs. 598.34 crore has been paid to Contractors/ Firms ,  Rs. 139.54 crore to the Suppliers and  Rs 2.22 crore to  Self Help Groups.   So the liability of Rs. 1000 crore in respect of the Contractors of the Kashmir valley alone , as alleged in the statement of  Mr. Nayeem Akhter,  is totally baseless, malicious  and without an iota of  truth,  as the aggregate outstanding liability on account of Contractors/ Suppliers  bills, as on date, is only of the order of  Rs 36.92  crore,  across the State.

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