40 MVD inspectors reluctant to join their parent departments
Process started, 23 inspectors repatriated: MD SRTC
Srinagar, Dec 13: The Motor vehicles department (MVD) has turned out to be a goldmine for some 40 motor vehicle inspectors who are working in the department for several years despite the fact that they don’t qualify for the plum post.
Sources said their deputation period and extensions have expired years ago, but they continue to remain posted on the plum posts.
However, as per norms the deputation period should not extend beyond two years, but in the Motor vehicles department the norms “hardly matter” when it comes to “greasing palms of each other”.
Official sources told KNS that these inspectors are on deputation to the MVD from various other departments like SRTC, PWD and Mechanical Engineering and their deputation period as well as the extensions have expired years ago, but they are reluctant to join back their parent departments.
“These MV inspectors are making lakhs worth lakhs per month. They will never prefer to join back their parent departments. They issue licenses. For every license they charge Rs 5000 (light vehicles) to Rs 30000 for heavy and commercial vehicles,” sources said.
As per the norms these MC inspectors can’t issue a license unless they are themselves acquiring commercial licenses.
The SRO also reads that the MV inspectors should be degree holders and should be having licenses, but none of these inspectors have a license.
The high court order in 2012 also reads that the MV inspectors whose deputation period has expired should join their parent departments, but not a single such inspector has followed the court orders.
Managing Director of MVD, Mir Afroz told KNS that the government has already started the process to repatriate the inspectors. “14 Inspectors were repatriated earlier while on December 13 (Today) nine more have been repatriated,” he said.
He further said that the rest of the inspectors have been repatriated to SRTC. (KNS)