City-based RTI activist has written to UT adviser KK Sharma alleging irregularities in the amenities and other fund of Chandigarh Police.
Chandigarh Police Amenities and Welfare Fund was established in 1989 and it started giving loans to its police staff at the rate of 3% per annum for a loan of Rs 2,000.
In 2007, the loan amount was increased to Rs 30,000 on which interest at the rate of flat Rs 50 per Rs 1,000 was recovered as this fund started getting income as interest both from banks and its employees from 2007 onwards.
Giving reference of information provided by the police department, Garg claimed that the accounts department of police which is maintaining the amenities fund has not filed the income tax returns for last five years. He also stated that from the balance sheets of welfare and amenities funds it is observed that there were cross borrowings between various funds.
He urged that the amenities fund and all such other funds, including recruitment fund along with their income should be regularised as per the prevailing financial rules and the money lying in all such funds be deposited in government account.