An audit report by the Accountant General (AG) has found alleged irregularities in grant of a contract to Reliance Industries’ (RIL) telecom arm — Reliance Jio Infocomm for providing wi-fi facility at the Madhya Pradesh’s chief electoral office. During the audit, it was found that the permission from the head of the department was not taken while awarding contract to the private firm.
Reliance Jio was granted permission in November last year to provide wi-fi facility for better coverage and connectivity in the office.
Reliance Industries is India’s largest private sector company. The company’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services.