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Allegations of Corruption in Buying School Uniforms and Raincoats in Municipal Audit

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (symbolic picture)
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (symbolic picture)


Kolkata (August 11,2023) : The audit found that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) had spent over 1 crore rupees on the purchase of uniforms and raincoats, but that the quality of the materials used was substandard. The audit also found that the KMC had not followed proper procurement procedures, and that there was no evidence that the uniforms and raincoats had been distributed to all eligible schoolchildren. The audit has raised serious concerns about the KMC's handling of public funds. It has also cast a shadow over the corporation's commitment to providing quality education to schoolchildren.

The KMC has denied any wrongdoing, and has said that it will investigate the allegations. However, the audit report has sparked outrage among parents and schoolchildren, who are demanding that the KMC take action against those responsible for the alleged corruption. The allegations of corruption in the purchase of school uniforms and raincoats are just the latest in a series of corruption scandals that have rocked the KMC in recent years. The KMC has been accused of mismanaging public funds, awarding contracts to unqualified contractors, and engaging in nepotism and cronyism.

The allegations of corruption in the KMC have eroded public trust in the corporation. They have also made it difficult for the KMC to deliver essential services to the people of Kolkata. The KMC needs to take urgent steps to address the allegations of corruption. It needs to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations, and it needs to take disciplinary action against those found to be responsible. The KMC also needs to implement reforms to prevent corruption from happening in the future.

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