Security personnel in anti-Maoist operations in Odisha do not get required equipment: CAG
By PTI | Published: 17th September 2017 12:48 AM |
BHUBANESWAR: Security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Odisha do not get required equipment at some fortified police stations, said a CAG report placed in the Assembly today.
In some cases jawans stay in barracks without toilet, electricity and other basic facilities, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its report said.
"At Koraput and Bhamini, security forces were staying in dilapidated and incomplete buildings for years without basic amenities. Anti-Naxal support equipment was neither supplied nor available in the test checked fortified police stations," the CAG in its General and Social Sector report said.
During February 2013 to September 2015, out of 341 sorties conducted by the Dauphin helicopter, only 53 sorties were security related purpose while remaining sorties were for surveillance and monitoring by various officers and ministers, the report said.
These were not admissible under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme and guideline, it said.
The CAG report also pointed out that instances of delay/non-payment of ex-gratia to the families of deceased security personnel and civilians.
It also said that despite sanction of Rs 6.50 crore in 2010-11 to construct Central Reserve Police Force hub at Muniguda, the work has not started as of August 2016.
Out of five security hubs sanctioned in 2007-08, four had not been completed as of March 2016, the report said.
The report also mentioned 20 barracks for security forces sanctioned during 2003-11 had remained incomplete after spending Rs 12.21 crore.