Bank displays wrong info on depositing traffic challan, city cops clueless

Nagpur:Nagpur: Next time when you drop into the banks or government offices, be cautious about what you read on notice boards. The information displayed may be unclear or misguiding and you can even end up losing your hard earned money to the unauthentic disclaimer. The notice boards, which aim to assist consumers, sometimes display so outdaed instructions that you can easily fell prey to the situation and lose your cash.

One such incident surfaced, when a commuter went to a local branch of Central bank of India at Dharampeth and to fill traffic challan, he was directed to an instruction displayed on the notice board by the bank officials. The instruction suggested that, the bank accept challans of traffic violators in city Traffic Police’s official account no. 3577446593 P.A. to Police Commissioner, Nagpur. Though, the violator was advised to fill his name and vehicle number properly. Although, the complainant paid the fine in the said account however, got confused with the description ‘PA to Police Commissioner’.

Speaking to Nagpur Today, on the condition of anonymity he said, “I found the instructions of ‘PA to Police Commissioner’ quite misleading. If the city police department is seeking fine, they should ask us to deposit the cash in official city police’s account rather than their PAs. This way whom to blame in any case of irregularity?

When Nagpur Today took matter to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Traffic, Gajanan Rajmane and showed the pictures of the instruction displayed in the bank, the DCP clarified that those instructions were guided by the traffic police, couple of years back. “With ‘one state, one e-challan’ coming into effect, commuters have directed to pay only via app, or they can pay the traffic cops on duty or if convenient they should deposit their fine in their respective zones.” He clarified, “There is no such provision of depositing money at police’s the account, now.”

By Shubham Nagdeve