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AP HC judge to head panel for scrutinising govt tenders

Justice B Siva Sankara Rao of the Andhra Pradesh High Court was on Wednesday appointed by the state government as the head of the State Judicial Commission to scrutinise public tenders for all infrastructure works of Rs 100 crore or more before awarding contracts. State Principal Secretary (Infrastructure, Investments and Industry Department) Rajat Bhargava issued an order to this effect. The appointment has been made on the recommendation of the High Court acting Chief Justice C Praveen Kumar in line with the AP Infrastructure (Transparency through Judicial Preview) Act, 2019, that mandates putting any government tender for infrastructure works of Rs 100 crore and more for judicial scrutiny before awarding the contracts. In all 25 sectors like roads and bridges, urban development (including smart cities), health, ports, airports, water supply, inland water transport, telecommunications, highways and power, including projects under public-private partnership initiative,

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