Governor Satya Pal Malik announced the termination of Anil Ambani’s Reliance General Insurance for J&k government employees, called as ‘Group Medical Insurance Policy’. He said, it was “full of frauds”. “I have ordered termination of Jammu and Kashmir Group Medical Insurance Policy for government employees. I went into roots of the case and it turned out to be full of frauds. Formal orders will be issued in the next two days,” Malik said in an interview to Zee News.
He said the entire process was carried out hurriedly to a point that the tenders were opened on a holiday to suit a company. It is pertinent to mention that the state finance department was responsible for the implementation of the policy.
“The government hadn’t even called the tenders for the said policy, but a front company was floated by the officers to call the tenders, which were not uploaded on the Government website.”
“Then the amount was changed to suit the company, the tender was opened on a holiday. More employees were added to the policy to raise the amount. I worked to find out which officers and how much amount was involved.” “I spoke to the Chief Secretary and directed for immediately scrapping the contract with the Insurance Company”.
Some employees had protested against the ‘mandatory’ insurance policy. “I don’t succumb to pressures,” Malik replied when asked if there was any pressure while scrapping the deal with a big company like Reliance.