A project proposal has been submitted for the concurrent monitoring of a pilot project of the Karnataka Nutrition Mission in Karnataka as part of public private partnership and at a budget of approximately 25 lakhs. All the transactions have been behind closed doors.
There is no transparency in place on how this organisation (Institute of Public Health IPH) has submitted the proposal, there have been no call for tenders and there has been no check on whether the organisation has the capacity to meet any of the requirements.
How do these projects come by? Is it because of power? Or money (speed money/bribes)? Should the state government not have more objectivity in selection processes? Shouldn’t these so called ‘civil society’ representatives have a consciousness to make their application for government funds as accountable as they demand from the government?