Srinagar, Oct 25: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has “cancelled” insurance contract to a private company.
The J&K government had rolled out a Group Mediclaim Health Insurance Scheme for employees, pensioners and accredited journalists,
In an interview to a New Delhi-based TV channel aired last night, Malik said he has “almost terminated” the contract after an investigation. “It will take couple of days (for the official cancellation order),” Malik said in the interview.
“I studied it myself. The issue is that the government had not issued any tenders. A private company had asked for tenders on behalf of another company. Those bids were not displayed anywhere on our (government’s) website. The tenders were changed to suit a particular company,” Malik said in the interview.
“It was full of frauds. I discussed the issue with the chief secretary and made it clear that such things can’t happen in my presence. So we decided to cancel it,” the Governor Malik said.
The Governor’s administration had rolled out the scheme on September 20 this year.