Haryana government has directed for fixing the responsibility of delinquent officers or officials behind cases of loss of stores and public money due to fraud and negligence.

In a directive to all the heads of departments, they have been asked to prepare the list of cases of loss of stores and public money due to fraud and negligence pending in their department and finalise them after fixing the responsibility of the delinquent officers or officials.

A spokesman of Finance Department said that they have also been directed to send a status report indicating all such due recoveries of such kind with the latest action taken a report. He said that it has come to the notice that cases of losses of the store and the public money arising from fraud or negligence are not disposed of promptly.

The cases are sent to Finance Department to write off the loss after the lapse of considerable time at the time when the delinquent officials or officers have either retired from service or died as a result of which it becomes difficulty to initiate any disciplinary action against them or to effect recovery from them.

The spokesman said that all the departments have been directed that all losses should be duly recorded and sanction of the competent authority to write off the irrecoverable loss should be obtained with a period of one year after fixing the responsibility of guilty persons or employees.