20 employees of Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (Hescom) have been suspended and seven others have been transferred for involvement in Rs 86 crore corruption cases.
All the suspended are from the Athani division, which includes five assistant executive engineers, for the alleged irregularities committed to implementing Ganga Kalyan and drinking water and flood relief.
A complaint was filed in August 2021 in this regard. As per the complaint, funds of complex construction, Ganga Kalyana, water supply, OTM, Prime Minister’s Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and many schemes were not implemented in the division, but bills were cleared and money has been looted.
A special team was made to investigate the matter by Hescom managing director Bharathi D launched which consisted of chief accountants, auditors, engineers and other top officials.
During the inspection, it has been found that Rs 86 crore has been billed for not completed and not taken works.
Rs 29 crore was billed for works that were not taken and Rs 57 crore was billed for half-completed works, double works and other types of illegalities done by the suspended staff.
Suspended officers are: S H Bahuroopi (AEE-Chikkodi sub-division); R H Kallari (AEE-Aigali sub-division); Geetha G Kadlaskar (AEE-Ugara sub-division); G V Sampannavar (AEE-Vijayapura) V G Nayak (AEE-Belagavi Rural sub-division-1); B M Patil (Accounts officer-Athani); Y S Kelagade (Asst accounts officer-Athani); V A Gani, S B Bullagouda, D K Kambale and R C Rathod (all assistant engineers); S A Parthanahalli, N B Nemannavar, B S Sheelvantar, S B Mahishawadagi and G S Kolkar (all junior engineers); M K Kulkarni (senior assistant)C K Hiremath (operator) and K S Thakkannavar (meter reader) as per the report published in Deccan Herald.
3 thoughts on “20 HESCOM employees suspended over 86 crore scam”
All hescom employees are the same. Whenever we visit they office to look into our matter of high electricity bill. They don’t reply. They will be always busy in chatting with there colleagues and if we ask them again they will tell us to write the letter which is of use and later no one will solve our problem. If we tell the wireman to look into the matter he will say to report office. This happened to me 5/6 times. Still my problem is not resolved.
Dismissed them straight away.these people having 3 to 4 new cars bullet&Honda bikes for children.we heard and people talking about .one engr bought brand new MG VECTOR CAR recently.and one engr got bolero zeep gift from contractor .public money looting and HESCOM (minister )want to raise tariff again in April .we people don’t have mone growing tree in our home.
Why the Hescom going to raise bill rates this much amount is looting from all fields but everyone corrupt who is dare to take action