Col to face court-martial for false transport bills
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 19:08
New Delhi: An Army Colonel is being court-martialled for allegedly producing false bills to claim Rs 400 every month as transport allowance.

Colonel V K Sehgal, an artillery officer, was indicted by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) for producing "fake" bills of Rs 400 every month to claim allowance for transportation between his office and residence in Jodhpur, Army sources said here.

If the distance between residence and office is more than one kilometre, officers are entitled to claim transport allowance if they are using their personal vehicle.

It was found that the officer was using official vehicle but still producing and claiming these "false" bills for a sum of Rs 400 per month, the sources claimed.

After the implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report, Colonels are put in the pay band-4 and draw more than Rs 60,000 per month as salary.

The General Court Martial (GCM) of the officer would be held at Jodhpur and will be presided over by a Brigadier-rank officer, the sources said.


First Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 19:08

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