The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 1
In order to stop pilferage of fuel from government buses, Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Thursday, formed state and depot level teams, to conduct continuous raids in the state. While state-level three teams have been asked to report directly to the Transport Minister, Depot level teams will report to concerned general/depot managers.
Giving further details, Laljit Singh Bhullar said, “In various meetings, I had sought cooperation from the officials, drivers and conductors to stop the fuel pilferage, but reports of fuel pilferage are being received despite this all.”
The Transport Minister said that the state-level checking teams have been asked to conduct raids anywhere and anytime and to report directly to him. Similarly, during their 8-hour rotation duty in a day, all three teams at the depot level will keep a strict vigil to catch fuel theft from the buses coming and going and staying at night at the respective bus stand and workshop and will report to the concerned General Manager/Depot Manager.
“All the General Managers/Depot Managers have already been given written instructions to form 3 teams each of inspectors and sub-inspectors at the depot level”, said the Cabinet Minister, while adding that General Manager/Depot Manager will ensure to furnish report of depot level teams to the head office fortnightly.
The Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar instructed all the General Managers/Depot Managers to personally check the bus stand and workshop thrice a week (i.e. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and submit the report regarding fuel pilferage cases if reported to the Managing Director.
The performance of the checking teams, the Transport Minister said, will be observed from time to time by the head office teams and if any case of fuel theft noticed by the head office checking teams, the entire responsibility will be on the checking teams deputed at the respective bus stand and the concerned general manager/depot manager.
He said that if any officer/employee of the depots wants to give information confidentially about the fuel pilferage, he can give information on telephone number 0172-2704790 or email on email@example.com.