Entire RLA staff changed, three officers get notices

Commissioner

Money collected at counters kept in office for days instead of being sent to treasury; touts roaming on premises

Finding major discrepancies in the functioning of the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) in Sector 17, and peeved by frequent complaints by the general public amid allegations of some staff members working in tandem with touts, the Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shayin — in a major reshuffle —changed the entire RLA staff on Wednesday.

Show cause notices were also issued to three RLA officials including Registering and Licensing Officer (RLO) Deepak Kainth besides two branch incharges each of the License and Registration branch. During the raid , it was also found that many touts were freely roaming inside the office of RLA.

Sources say that the move comes in wake of a recent surprise check at the office where it was found that huge amount of cash, which was supposed to be deposited in the treasury, was kept in the office itself.

Significantly, two years ago — in an inquiry conducted by the then ADC M L Sharma — a similar find was mentioned in the report after Rs 5.6 lakh was found missing.

At the time too, it was revealed the the money collected at various counters throughout the day, instead of being deposited in the treasury, was kept in the office for many days and thereafter some entries had gone missing from the records.

Those who have been shunted out of the RLA for administrative reasons include the RLO Deepak Kainth who was given the charge five months ago. He has been issued a show cause notice as well for discrepancies in functioning at RLA. He has been replaced by Jai Ram.

The two branch incharges including Jose George, who was the incharge of License branch, has been issued a show cause and has been sent to the DC office. He has been replaced by Kuldeep

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