Police Department in Goa is suffering from an acute shortage of manpower and vehicles, CAG Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has said.
"There was a delay in submission of annual plans resulting in delayed release of funds by the Centre towards the fag end of the year and subsequent non-utilisation of the same within the financial year," said CAG report tabled on the floor of the House.
The shortage of vehicles has adversely affected the mobility of the force and weapons were issued to the police stations after delay of three years of their receipt by the department, it said.
The CAG has audited that shortage of various types of vehicles for the force was to the tune of 14 to 37 per cent.
Citing that there was utter manpower shortage, the CAG has said that the percentage of vacancies in the force ranged between 5 and 10 between 2004-09.
The report has said the modernisation of police force scheme approved by Centre is aimed at providing additional infrastructure to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the state police force.
"The state government could not utilize the funds allotted by the Centre, the perspective plan was not prepared and annual plans were submitted late to the central government every year," the report added.