Bus pass scam: Punjab roadways suspends sun-inspectorpunjab Updated: May 20, 2017 10:20 IST
The office of the general manager has issued the suspension orders.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
A Punjab roadways department’s sub-inspector working at Depot-2 has been allegedly found making money illegally from the bus passes. In a preliminary inquiry carried out by Punjab Roadways Depot-2, it has come to fore that sub-inspector Ram Ji Das who was in-charge of issuing monthly passes for daily commuters has been bungling money.
Das used to enter different details from the original pass receipt into data register. Works manager BD Jindal, also the investigation officer said, “After cross checking the receipt number 350 and 351, each carry 100 passes, with the amount entered in the register, there was a total difference of Rs 30,650.”
As per information the receipts 350 and 351 carries the details of the bus passes issued in Jalandhar bus station fromApril 18till May 19.
The official said they were only able to procure two receipts as Das claimed that the earlier record has been missing from his office since a couple of weeks. Das has been issuing bus passes here from last two years and was the president of conductor unison.
“The amounts that he used to enter in the register were less than the actual revenue generated by the department through bus passes,” said Jindal. The suspended official who was called to record his statementon Fridaysaid that if any discrepancies are found on his part, he is ready to pay the mentioned amount. General manager Depot-2 Balvinder Singh said, “Suspension order against Das has been passed.”
The inquiry was conducted under the directions of Punjab Transport Corporation (PTC) on May 16. PTC had received a complaint regarding the matter from another employee.
An official on the condition of anonymity said, “More members from the roadways staff are involved in the case as the illegal practice has been going on from past two years.”As per information police will be intimated later to register FIR in the case.