Delhi govt orders probe into charges against DTC officials
The city government has ordered a probe into allegations that some officers of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) are depositing a questionable amount of demonetised currency with banks.
Transport Minister Satyendar Jain has ordered the CMD (Chairman-cum-Managing Director) of DTC to conduct a detailed inquiry into allegations that some officers in the DTC are interchanging notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 against the smaller-value notes collected from the passengers as fare.
The CMD has been asked to initiate appropriate criminal or departmental action against the guilty.
Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay had written to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung a few days ago over the same, citing certain allegations against the AAP in the “political corridors and social media”.
“A complaint has been received that some officers/ officials in the Delhi Transport Corporation are interchanging the demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 against the smaller denominations notes collected from the passengers as fare by the DTC and depositing the same with the banks.
“As conveyed three days ago telephonically by the undersigned, a detailed inquiry be conducted into the matter and criminal/departmental action as deemed fit be initiated against such delinquent officers/officials,” Jain ordered on Tuesday.