Naidu's Swiss Challenge Method for Amaravati challenged by former Chief Secretary

Varun Chirumamilla February 14 2018

A contract awarded to a Singapore based consortium under the Swiss Challenge method, for the development of part of the State’s new Capital has been challenged by former Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao.

The petitioner's main contentions are that basic principles of a ‘Swiss Challenge’ were inapplicable in this case, the original project proponent (OPP) was unduly favoured by the government, and serious doubts as to the integrity of one of the partners in the consortium exist.

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