Rs 80 lakhs misappropriated in SMHS: SVO
Srinagar, July 29: The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) has registered a case against officials of SMHS hospital for misappropriating public money to the tune of Rs 80 lakhs.
The SVO spokesman said a surprise check was conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of public revenue by a cashier and other official(s) of SMHS Hospital from April 1, 2007 to March 16, 2010.
He said it was found that the public revenue would come in the office of Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, Srinagar from different sources like investigation charges, parking charges, rent of the canteen of the Hospital through Deputy Medical Superintendent, Medical Record officer. “It was being handed over to the cashier for remittance under three heads HDF (Hospital Development Fund), 0210(Govt Revenue) and 8443 (Revolving Fund deposit).The revenue collected under head HDF would be deposited in J&K Bank. Branch office Medical College, Srinagar and the revenue collected under other two heads would be deposited in Government Treasury, Tankipora, Srinagar,” the SVO spokesman said.
“It was found that head 0210 was maintained under the control of the Accounts officer as DDO and for other two heads like 8443 and HDF, Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital was DDO,” he said.
“The surprise check has found that during the period April, 2007 to March, 2010 an amount of Rs 1,43,89,360 as revenue realized under different heads from the public was handed over to cashier for its remittance to Government Treasury and J&K Bank. The cashier out of this amount of Rs 1,43,89,360 unauthorizedly and illegally incurred Rs 63,52,514 on different components viz. salary, refunds, refreshment charges,” the SVO spokesman said.
“ The cashier willfully retained remaining amount of Rs 80,36,846 and didn’t deposit it in Government treasury, J&K Bank for a considerable period with criminal intent to misappropriate it,” he added.
“The cashier was found to have resorted to manipulation of records including cash book to facilitate the misappropriation of public revenue. It has been found that cashier subsequently after detection of the misappropriation, out of the misappropriated amount of Rs 80,36,846 deposited Rs. 52,89,113 in Govt Treasury leaving behind with him un-remitted amount of Rs.27,47,733,” the spokesman added.
The SVO has registered a Case FIR No.28/2010 U/S 5(1)(c), 5(1)(d), 5(2) JK Prevention of Corruption Act Svt. 2006 read with Section 120-B, 409, 468 and 471 RPC in P/S VOK against the accused cashier and other official(s) of SMHS Hospital.
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