Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rs 4.5 crore down the drain in Mohali?

Money has been flowing into the works of public health department here. However, a Right to Information Act query by municipal councillor of Ward No. 27, Kuljeet Singh Bedi, has raised worries that it might just be going down the drain.Bedi has written a letter to Punjab’s director (local bodies) alleging the department had spent Rs 4.5 crore from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009, in the name of maintaining sewerage and water supply lines, without properly informing the civic body about where the amount had been utilized, which was in complete violation of rules. He has demanded a probe into the matter. Bedi had submitted the RTI query and sought to know about the spending till September 30, 2009. He said the details for the expenditure till March 31, 2009, were not made available. He mentioned that the MC house’s approval should
have been taken before spending such a large amount.
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