In reply to the recent allegations against Ludhiana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited manager getting milk procured from a Rajasthan-based milk firm for more than a year against the permitted period of 15 days, the milk union has claimed that all rules were followed during the procurement from the private firm during 2011-12.
A special report had recently highlighted, which was carried out by HT on June 6, that the union suffered a loss of `1.30 crore due to negligence of the senior officials.
While the special report stated that general manager of the union, SR Saini, had got milk for a period of one year from Ganesh Sewa Samiti, Rajasthan, against the permitted 15 days, Saini came on record on Monday and stated that milk was procured as per the guidelines issued by Milkfed headquarter in Chandigarh.
The report had also claimed that overstocking of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) had also occurred which continued till 2012. The variable cost of this milk powder was `176.86/kg. The report stated that the value of the SMP was estimated to be `12, 536, 4381, however, only `11, 234, 5505 were recovered from the sale of the milk powder in 2012-13, thus, resulting in loss of over 1.3 crore to the milk producers union.
Saini has however claimed that a net profit of `5.27 crore was received by the union in year 2010-11.