CAG pulls up Kerala Police for purchasing luxurious vehicles for officers, Auto Information, Automobilnews
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerela): The Comptroller and Auditor Normal of India (CAG) has pulled up the Kerala police division for splurging the police modernisation funds on shopping for luxurious vehicles for its senior officers as an alternative of procuring autos for use in police stations.”The police division violated Modernization of Police Power (MoPF) scheme tips throughout 2013-18 which prohibited procurement of vehicles. As a substitute of creating good the shortfall of autos in police stations, 15 per cent of the 269 Mild Motor Autos procured by the police division had been luxurious vehicles which had been deployed to be used of high-level officers and non-operational items like CBCID,” the CAG report 2018 mentioned.
Furthermore, 41 of the 64 autos procured had been both vehicles or luxurious autos resembling Toyota Crysta, Innova, Maruti Ciaz, Maruti Ertiga, Swift Dzire and so on, which weren’t eligible for procurement below MoPF scheme.
The auditor noticed that eight of the 64 autos that had been allotted to non-operational items like Crime Department Legal Investigation Division (CBCID), 25 autos like Bolero and Tata Sumo Gold had been transferred to Vigilance Division, which isn’t coated below MoPF scheme.”The audit observes that as an alternative of procuring 41 luxurious autos, the police division ought to have bought 69 autos to satisfy the requirement of 5 police stations that didn’t have any Mild Motor Car (LMV) and 57 of 193 police stations which had been supplied with just one LMV. The operational effectivity of those police stations may actually have been enhanced,” the report mentioned.The CAG additionally rapped the police division for procurement of two Toyota Innova vehicles as Cell Command Management Medium Car.
“Of the 2 Toyota Innova vehicles procured, one was allotted to Kozhikode metropolis for the usage of Further Director Normal of Police, North Zone, and the opposite one was allotted to police headquarters. The truth that CVC tips weren’t complied… autos had been procured by police division not for deployment on the police station stage, however to be used of its senior officers. These autos had been labelled as ‘command and management autos’ solely to bypass the MoPF tips which didn’t approve the procurement of vehicles below the scheme,” mentioned the report.