ACC submits report over Titas corruption

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17th April, 2019 06:58:45 printer

ACC submits report over Titas corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday submitted an investigative and observational report on corruption of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd. to State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

ACC Commissioner Mohammad Mozammel Haque Khan submitted the report at the Bangladesh Secretariat.

He said in 2017 the commission formed 25 organizational teams for submitting reports after investigating laws, administrative procedures, and various sides of govt money embezzlement and misuse in 25 public institutions.

Several reports have already been sent to the ministries concerned, the ACC commissioner added.


He said that these teams identify the source of corruption by conducting investigations. Titas Gas related organizational team collected information after discussion with Titas Gas Company's retired officers, working officers and those who have a good idea during their investigation.

Besides, the team also reviewed the statements of the beneficiaries, annual reports, and audit reports, information of victims of corruption and irregularities of Titas and corruption reports published in newspapers, he said.

On the basis of overall review, the team submitted a 12-point recommendation for the prevention of corruption in the company.


He said that in this report 22 sources of possible corruption have been identified. Some of the sources are illegal connection, illegal link renegotiation, meter tampering, excessive gas connection to boiler and generator, system loss, negiligence to install EVC (Electronic Volume Corrector) etc.

ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhatachraja said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid praised the activities of the ACC and said proper action would be taken considering the report of the ACC.