20 crore scam exposed in Delhi Jal Board! LG ordered an FIR and asked for reports in 20 days

Delhi LG VK Saxena on Saturday directed the Chief Secretary to register an FIR against Delhi Jal Board officials and others on charges of embezzlement of Rs 20 crore. The LG has also directed that the officers/employees of Delhi Jal Board be identified who are involved in the misappropriation of the above amount. Also, their responsibility should be fixed and a report on the action taken on it should be submitted within 15 days.

New Delhi: A case of scam of Rs 20 crore has come to light in Delhi Jal Board. Delhi LG VK Saxena on Saturday directed the chief secretary to register an FIR against Delhi Jal Board officials and others on charges of embezzlement of Rs 20 crore. The LG has also directed that the officers/employees of the Delhi Jal Board be identified who are involved in the misappropriation of the above amount. Also, their responsibility should be fixed and a report on the action taken on it should be submitted within 15 days.


According to the official statement, DJB has suffered huge financial losses in a clear case of corruption. It said that more than Rs 20 crore was deposited in the form of water bills from consumers, which for many years went to a private bank account instead of a bank account of DJB i.e. Delhi Jal Board.


Despite this, the contract of the company involved in collecting the bills was not terminated, the statement said. According to the statement, DJB appointed its Corporation Bank through an order in June 2012 to collect water bills for three years. and its contract was renewed in 2016, 2017 and 2019 even after the fraud was detected. In return, the bank violated the terms of the contract. Not only this, a private agency M/s Freshpay IT Solutions Pvt Ltd was deputed for collection of cash and check and deposit in the bank account of DJB under the knowledge of DJB officials.


It was told that when this error was revealed in the month of October 2019, even then his contract was extended. The amount of the water bill was taken from the consumers but this amount was not deposited in the bank account of the Jal Board. On October 10, 2019, during Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's tenure as Delhi Jal Board chairman, it was found that cash has not been deposited by the bank and between August 11, 2012, to October 10, 2019, there has been an error of Rs 20 crore in depositing Rs.