Monday, November 09, 2009

Cabinet ministers spent Rs 300 crore on travels in last 3 yrs

Cabinet ministers in the first term of the UPA government have spent more than Rs 300 crore on their foreign and domestic travels in the last three years. The data provided by the Cabinet Secretariat shows more than Rs 137 crore were spent by ministers of cabinet rank on the foreign travels between fiscal 2006-07 and 2008-09 with highest in the year 2007-08 when more than Rs 115 crore were spent by them on such travels. Surprisingly, the expenses incurred on the domestic travels of cabinet ministers during the period were more than the amount spent on their visits abroad. There were about 30 ministers of the cabinet rank during the first term of the UPA government.

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