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Supreme Court construction muddled in corruption

Dec 13, 2012

SupremeCourtThe Supreme Court (SC) has directed the High Court and the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement to take administrative actions against the members of the tender committee involved in awarding the construction of the Supreme Court.

The move comes after SC found out that the tender committee had tried to favour Nima Construction Company through manipulation and tampering of tender documents.


… We are bit disappointed and unhappy that we are not getting the compensation although it is proven that manipulative practices has occurred and that’s why we are deprived of the opportunity of getting the work.”

Phub Zam
Managing Director,
Yarkay Group

The Supreme Court has given three months for the Works and Human Settlement Ministry to take administrative action against the Committee.

The members of the committee were the former works and human settlement minister, Kinzang Dorji, former High Court Drangpon, Jigme Zangpo, and the Director of Department of Urban Development and Engineering Services, Rinchen Dorji.

The other members were the department’s Chief engineer, Ugyen Tshewang, project engineer of Department of Urban Development and Engineering Services, Phuntsho Gyeltshen, and the Director of Quality and Control, Rinzin Namgay.

The former Executive Director of Construction Development Board, Wangdi Gyeltshen and Former Director General, Ministry of Finance, Lham Dorji were among others. Deki Choden from MoWHS and Sonam Wangdi, the chief administrative officer from agriculture and forests ministry were also the members.

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Yarkay group, one of the bidders, files a case of malpractices in the tender process in November, 2007 to the district court
ACC investigates the case after the Supreme Court asks the Commission to investigate
ACC submits its findings to the Supreme Court in May this year


If the Ministry fails to take action against the members of the committee within three months, the Supreme Court will issue a contempt of court order to the Ministry. Contempt of court is a petty misdemeanor that includes prison term of less than a year to a month.

2 Comments for “Supreme Court construction muddled in corruption”

  1. Concern client have to pay compensation to the Ms. Yarkay Group, because she might have gain profit from there if she was awarded the contract.

  2. pema

    The compensation shall have to be paid by all the committee members.

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