The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday recovered another sport utility vehicle that had been being illegally used by another leader of Bangladesh Power Development Board collective bargaining agent for the past eight years.
Collective bargaining agent president Jahirul Islam Chowdhury, former assistant accountant of the board, had been using the car with flag stand, commission director general Muhammad Munir Chowdhury told reporters at his office.
The power board spent about Tk 35 lakh as fuel cost as 15 litres of diesel were allocated for the pajero jeep per day, he said, adding that about Tk 40 lakh was spent as its driver’s salary.
He said that the commission would take necessary steps in this regard soon.
Commission officials said that power board officials helped the commission to recover the vehicle, which was later handed over to power board.
Power board officials said that Jahirul retired as its audit department assistant accountant in June 2018.
According to the Labour Rules 2015, labour leaders are not entitled to car facilities from the authority concerned.
Earlier on Monday, the commission recovered a pajero jeep which had been being illegally used by power development board collective bargaining agent secretary Alauddin Mia.
Alauddin Mia, a Class III employee of the board, did not hand over the vehicle to the board although he retired in 2018.
Munir Chowdhury said that a commission team recovered the vehicle in a drive in the capital’s Motijheel area.
The power board spent about Tk 35 lakh in fuel cost and about Tk 40 lakh in driver’s salary for the vehicle used by Alauddin in the past nine years, he said.
Alauddin, a steno typist, used to use the vehicle allocated for a joint secretary-level officer.
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