Traffic cops have one choice: Bike or TA
Thanks to a new directive, officers belonging to the Traffic Police’s ‘chase-and-challan’ squad will no longer be in a position to use their government-sanctioned vehicles for family outings.delhi Updated: Aug 06, 2010 00:41 IST
Thanks to a new directive, officers belonging to the Traffic Police’s ‘chase-and-challan’ squad will no longer be in a position to use their government-sanctioned vehicles for family outings.
“It was recently revealed that Delhi Traffic Police officers were claiming both their travel allowance (TA) and taking vehicles sanctioned by us to commute to and fro from their respective accommodations. So we’ve asked them to choose one of either option,” said Ajay Chadha special commissioner of police (traffic).
Traffic Police officers who take their bikes home will no longer be eligible to avail the
Rs 2,200 which constitute the TA component of their monthly salaries.
“The Traffic Police will be the first unit to put this directive into action. We will start with the chase and challan squad and soon all officers from the assistant commissioners of police (traffic) downwards will be asked to follow it,” Chadha said.
“There are numerous officers who commute by Metro or other modes of public transport and giving them TA is justified. But what is the need of providing TA to officers who have already been allotted the vehicles and the fuel that they use for their official responsibilities as well as for personal commuting,” he asked.
Chadha said the officers found to have been claiming both TA and using government vehicles would soon be asked to relinquish the former in stages.
“We are yet to work out how we will do it; though it might be in the form of deducting the amount from the concerned officers’ future salaries in installments,” he added.
The instructions come a fortnight after Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S Dadwal flagged off 200 new bikes to check traffic violations.