13/07/2015 …. Transport minister sudhin dhavlikar has warned of strict action in future on those found to be involved in illegalities in the state transport department and has also assured of strict vigilance at the state borders for vehicle check ups …
It may be noted that the Anti-corruption Branch of the Directorate of Vigilance had recently arrested two officials from the transport department after they were caught red handed while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 90,000 from a transport contractor.
Sources had informed media that the bribe was kind of ‘protection money’ so that the trucks of the transport contractor are not stopped for checks by the RTO.
The two officials have been identified as Assistant Director of Transport, Uday Gauns and Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Vaman Umbrascar, both of the enforcement wing, North Goa, Panaji and were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Addressing media persons at the secretariat at porvorim transport minister sudhin dhavlikar said that such issues of illegalities were still on in transport department and to stop all such activities transport department had started the online payment system
Mr dhavlikar said that there was a need for the concerned truck owners to keep a proper check on their truck overloading from which such issues could not arise of bribe in future