Uttar Pradesh government asks Haj Committee why saffron office wall was repainted

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to seek a clarification from the Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee over the re-painting of its office boundary wall which had been given a saffron coat, a state minister said.

File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

Uttar Pradesh's minister of state for Muslim Waqf and Haj, Mohsin Raza, has directed his department's principal secretary to get a clarification from the secretary of Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee. "The boundary wall of the Haj Committee of Uttar Pradesh was given a saffron coat as per the directives of the secretary of Haj Committee of Uttar Pradesh. A day later, the colour of the boundary wall was changed. Under which circumstances this was done is not clear."

"A number of queries came from the media following the change of colour from saffron to another shade. Hence a seven -point notice seeking clarification from the secretary Haj Committee of Uttar Pradesh has been issued," Raza said. According to the minister, a clarification has been sought as to what are the rules under which the maintenance and painting work of Haj Committee office is done.

Another point on which clarity has been sought is on whose orders was the boundary wall was painted for the first time. "When a saffron coat was already given, then under which circumstances there was a need to change the colour, and on whose orders was the colour changed?" Mohsin has asked in his notice.

Another query raised by the minister is "who is responsible for the second coat of paint, and who will bear the cost for the second coat of paint," according to the notice.

The minister also sought details of the tender floated in this regard and the companies involved. He also sought to know that why the secretary Haj Committee of Uttar Pradesh issued a press release (and on whose orders). "Whether any written orders were issued to the contractor? According to the press release, action was to be initiated against the contractor. Hence, what action has been initiated against the contractor?" Raza asked in the notice.

The UP minister also sought to know that on which date did the secretary of Haj Committee of Uttar Pradesh inspect the spot (Haj Committee office).

Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018 17:11 PM

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