Punjab govt charge sheets retired IAS officer

Chandigarh: Punjab Government today charge sheeted retired IAS officer D S Jaspal for alleged irregularities committed during his stint in office.

Retired IAS officer D S Jaspal
Retired IAS officer D S Jaspal

“The officer has been instructed to reply within 21 days and has to inform in writing whether he accepts all or some of the charges”, an official spokesman said here.

Jaspal, a former Principal Secretary, Transport Punjab, has been issued charge sheet on ground of various imputations, he said.

During his tenure, computers and cameras were purchased at a total cost of Rs 5,39,793 from the account of Road Safety Council. These items were neither returned nor were the money deposited in the Council, he said.

An amount of Rs 4,27,280 was spent on the purchase of folders and there is no record regarding number of folders purchased or issue of folders to anyone.

Similarly, the officer issued items worth Rs 1,99,373 from the account of Punjab Roadways Online Bus Tickets Booking (PUNBUS) as per the statement of imputations, the spokesman said.

A cheque amounting to Rs 71,478 was deposited in the account of PUNBUS, but the remaining amount of Rs 1,27,895 was neither deposited nor were the items returned.

Charges have also been framed on the imputation that he was issued items worth Rs 2,60,524 from the account of Managing Director PRTC, Patiala, he said.

The total depreciated amount of these items is Rs 2,22,015, the spokesman said adding that an amount of Rs 1,50,937 was deposited but the remaining amount Rs 71,078 was not deposited in the account of MD, PRTC, Patiala nor were the remaining items returned.

Jaspal, who was unavailable for comment, had retired in December, 2011.