The government has issued chargesheets to 10 officers of the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), including three board-level executives, with regard to the case related to the Green View housing project in Gurugram, which had been declared unsafe, the housing and urban affairs ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Its residents had to vacate the premises after it was declared unsafe this February.
In response to a question on the details of action taken by the government against the NBCC executives and the contractor, the ministry said that after getting complaints from homebuyers, the Central Vigilance Commission (chief technical examiner) conducted an examination of the project and based on their findings, three board level and seven below board level executives of NBCC have been issued chargesheets.
The ministry said, while NBCC has “adequate” quality control mechanisms, in this case, “poor quality work by the contractor and non-observance of laid down quality assurance protocols by the officials concerned” are the main reasons for lapses.
It also said NBCC has put the contractors – Supreme Infrastructure India Ltd and Ramacivil India Construction (RICPL) – on ‘holiday list’, which means blacklisted from future tenders. The consultant, Behal Joshi, and third party quality agency TUV SUD have been placed on ‘holiday list’. “Bank guarantees and dues amounting to Rs 75.35 crore of RICPL have been en-cashed/ withheld from all their running and completed projects in NBCC. All the running projects of RICPL with NBCC have been terminated,” the ministry said.