Thursday, September 16, 2010

CIC Habibullah spent Rs23 lakh of taxpayers on foreign trips

Chief information commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah spent nearly Rs23 lakh of the taxpayer on foreign trips, even as the government called for austerity in the face of rising inflation. The information was revealed in reply to an RTI query by Mumbai-based activist Girish Mittal. Interestingly, according to the 200-page reply received by Mittal, all other information commissioners present and former spent only Rs18 lakh on foreign tours. Habibullah undertook nine foreign trips, including three to the US, from February 2006 to May 2010.

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