Published On : Thu, Jun 26th, 2014

WCL docs in black act: Employees forced to cough up lakhs for favours in medical exam?


The alleged corrupt development could surpass any shocking development if the nefarious deal is taken into consideration. Some doctors of 9.4.0 Medical Board of WCL allegedly took kickbacks to the tune of lakhs of rupees to show favour to some employees. And what a favour! Declare them unfit in the personal medical examination for reasons better known to them. Or the case may be contrary. The doctors could have threatened the employees they could be declared unfit unless some bounty is paid.

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The speed in which the black deeds are raising their ugly heads in Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) can easily push behind the speed in which the coal has been mined. The fact that the WCL has turned into a minefield of corruption could be revealed in the latest obnoxious development. The corrupt deal has been brought to light by a letter sent to Vigilance Officer, WCL Headquarters, Nagpur.

The alleged corrupt development could surpass any shocking development if the nefarious deal is taken into consideration. Some doctors of 9.4.0 Medical Board of WCL allegedly took kickbacks to the tune of lakhs of rupees to show favour to some employees. And what a favour! Declare them unfit in the personal medical examination for reasons better known to them. Or the case may be contrary. The doctors could have threatened the employees they could be declared unfit unless some bounty is paid.

It may be recalled, the office of Chief of Medical Services located at Coal Estate, Civil Lines, Nagpur on 21.6.2014 sent a letter to the Area Personnel Manager, Western Coalfields Limited, Pathakera Area with a request to advise some employees to appear before 9.4.0 Board. The 9.4.0 Board was scheduled on June 26, at 9.30 am at WCL HQ Dispensary, Coal Estate, Civil Lines, Nagpur. The employees were asked to come up with identity cards and treatment papers. (The letter and list of employees has been attached with this report).

However, the medical examination of employees at 9.4.0 Board drew the attention of Ranjit Singh, Division President of Bharatiya Janata Party in Sarani, Baitul District (MP). The BJP leader came to know that some doctors at the 9.4.0 Medical Board allegedly took Rs 5 lakh each from five employees in order to declare them unfit, yes unfit, for reasons better known to them. In a letter sent to Vigilance Officer, WCL Headquarters, Nagpur, Director (Personnel) WCL, Nagpur and Chief of Medical Services, WCL Nagpur, the BJP leader has alleged that some doctors at the 9.4.0 Board, held on June 26, 2014, took graft of Rs 5 lakh each from five employees for showing favours to them (Declaring unfit).

The BJP leader Ranjit Singh, in his letter, further named the five employees from whom Rs 5 lakh each were taken allegedly by the doctors. The employees are: 1) Sukku – Tawa-2 Colliery, Designation: Driller, 2) Gendlal Narayan – Sarani Mine, Designation: Driller, 3) Rangu – Chhatarpur Mine, Designation: Loader, 4) Kapurchand Beni – Shobha Colliery, Designation: Conveyer Shifter Labour and 5) Bhajanlal Ranglal – Area Workshop. Ranjit Singh has also named Dr Waghmare of WCL HQ who allegedly took the money.

The BJP leader has requested the Vigilance Officer, WCL Headquarters, Nagpur, Director (Personnel) WCL, Nagpur and Chief of Medical Services, WCL Nagpur, to investigate the matter in detail. He has also demanded withholding of the medical examination results of the employees till the investigation is complete.wclwcl 1