The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has identified possible corruption in 22 sources of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd.
These include illegal connection, illegal link renegotiation, meter tampering, excessive gas connection to boiler and generator, system loss, negiligence to install EVC (Electronic Volume Corrector) etc.
The information was revealed in an investigative and observational report prepared by an organisational team of the ACC.
ACC Commissioner Mohammad Mozammel Haque Khan submitted the report to State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at the Secretariat on Wednesday.
UNB adds : The ACC Commissioner said in 2017 the commission formed 25 organizational teams for submitting reports after investigating laws, administrative procedures, and various sides of govt money embezzlement and misuse in 25 public institutions.
Several reports have already been sent to the ministries concerned, the ACC commissioner added.
He said that these teams identify the source of corruption by conducting investigations. Titas Gas related organizational team collected information after discussion with Titas Gas Company’s retired officers, working officers and those who have a good idea during their investigation.
Besides, the team also reviewed the statements of the beneficiaries, annual reports, and audit reports, information of victims of corruption and irregularities of Titas and corruption reports published in newspapers, he said.
On the basis of overall review, the team submitted a 12-point recommendation for the prevention of corruption in the company
He said that in this report 22 sources of possible corruption have been identified.
ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhatachraja said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid praised the activities of the ACC and said proper action would be taken considering the report of the ACC.