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A con­trac­tor who was given a ten­der for a Gov­ern­ment job thought he could pull a fast one over Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Premila Ku­mar. The good min­is­ter had re­jected some work done be­cause she knew it was not done ac­cord­ing to the ap­proved plan.

The con­trac­tor thought he could get away with it by send­ing an in­voice marked as pay­ment for ‘vari­ance’ work. When this came to the no­tice of the min­is­ter, she was quick to point out that this was not a ‘vari­ance’ but in fact faulty work done and no ad­di­tional pay­ment would be made and that the con­trac­tor was legally ob­li­gated to fix his mess. That was enough to get the work done in the proper man­ner. Never un­der­es­ti­mate a woman who knows her stuff.

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