DTO, Cashier suspended over Rs 51 lakh missing stamp papers, probe On

UMER MAQBOOL. Updated: 9/15/2020 12:31:16 PM Front Page

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday placed two officials under suspension and ordered an inquiry into missing stamp papers worth around Rs 51 lakhs in Rajouri district.
The action followed an inspection of the District Treasury in Rajouri by the Deputy Commissioner of Stamps, Jammu, on September 7.
The inspection revealed that the account of sale of stamp papers was not being maintained properly, the officials said.
Stamp papers worth Rs 50,99,019 were found missing during the physical verification of stock and records, they said, adding that the mismanagement and dereliction of duty by the staff at the treasury office in Rajouri have resulted in a loss to the state exchequer.
Showing zero tolerance towards corruption and mismanagement of affairs, the government placed District Treasury Officer, Rajouri, Choudhary Imran Mehmood and Cashier Arif Baigh under suspension with immediate effect, the officials said.
A regular departmental inquiry has also been initiated, to fix the responsibility and bring all those responsible to the book, they added.

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