DGP’s ‘delay’ results in revenue loss for police

A delay on the part of the Director General of Police (DGP) in proposing revision of charges for police bandobust, escort duty and security arrangements for private parties has resulted in non-receipt of potential revenue to the tune of Rs. 97.92 crore, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India tabled in the Assembly on Monday said.

Based on Pay Commission recommendations, the State government revised the pay scales of police personnel with effect from June 1, 2009, and subsequently, the charges for guard duty, escort duty and bandobust duty became due for revision from that date.

Private events

For private events, the organisers are required to pay for the police bandobust.

However, the DGP did not submit any proposal to revise the charges and it was pointed out in the audit conducted in February 2013.

Subsequently, the DGP proposed to revise the charges after a delay of 45 months and then the State government notified the new rates from March 2017.

Further complications

There was a further delay as the Home Department raised several queries over the calculation.

The abnormal time taken to give effect to the revision on account of the implementation of new pay scales had a cascading effect and resulted in the non-implementation of the subsequent periodical revisions due in June 2012 and June 2015.

The matter was referred to the State government in September last year but no reply was received until December that year, the report added.

Bandobust, escort duty charges

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