Dear Learned Members
I was working with an Institute under MHRD, GoI as an Assistant Registrar, who was assigned the task of procurement duties for various projects/ institutional requirements. It is to mention that none of the procurements could made without recommendation of Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC). During my service at the institute one such procurement was (purchase of stitched blazers) was conducted in the year 2015, wherein all the institutional norms and guidelines were followed to carry out the procurement. Like other cases, this procurement was also conducted under the guidance and supervision of a committee constituted for the purpose by the Competent Authority. Any issues/ complaints with regard to the procurement was placed before the committees and only after getting the recommendations/ endorsements of the committees and approval of Competent Authority, the procurement were proceeded. And finally after all the recommendations/ approval procurement was made (sample approval, blazers distribution, payment releases etc.)
Now due to my selection to other institute under the same ministry, I rendered my technical resignation and joined the Institute in month end of December 2017. Now after more than 2-3 years, in a tremendous shock I came to know that based on some complaints, CBI has made me party in the episode (CBI finds submission of forged documents in the matter by supplier) and lodged an FIR under section 120B, 420, 467, 468 and 471, which has purturbed me like anything. When I consulted with my previous organization, I was informed that management finds no involvement of me in the episode and they would support me. But all that is verbal, may be due to some constraints. I keep contacting them and I am assured of gettign all sorts of cooepration.
Now I got to know that CBI has approached my previous institute seeking some sort of sanction to proceed in the case, which again purturbs me like anything as I do not know the further course of action in the matter. More so I am finding it difficult to carry out my current responsibilities due to this episode.
Just for the reference of all the learned members I am attaching the copy of FIR lodged in the matter and seek the guidance how to defend myself in the issue and what should I do to keep myself safe in the matter.
I believe I have been able to make the issue clear. It would be of immense help if any of you can guide me in the issue.
Your urgent view/ guidance would help me to take correct action in the matter please
Ashok K Gupta