Rs 26 cr spent on renovation of official residences
‘Works Carried Out Departmentally On Urgent Demand’
Srinagar, Oct 5: Repeated proclamations of the state government over resource crunch notwithstanding, a whopping amount of Rs 26 crore has been spent on renovation and repair of official residences of ministers, legislators, bureaucrats and employees in Jammu and Kashmir during the last two years.
In a written reply to a query by PDP legislator Mushtaq Ahmad Shah in the Assembly, the state government disclosed that an amount of Rs 26 crore has been spent on carrying out renovation and repair work on official residences of ministers, legislators and bureaucrats during the last two years.
It states that Rs 12.35 crore and Rs 13.83 crore expenditure has been incurred on their official residences during 2009-10 and 2010-11 in Jammu and Srinagar, adding that works like renovation of bathrooms, kitchens, sanitary fittings, electric fittings, painting etc have been carried out with this money.
The government also said that annual repair/ renovation works are executed through proper tendering process. “However, in case of urgent demand, certain works have been carried out departmentally/through piece workers,” it adds.
It is in place to mention here that Rs 5 crore have been spent on TA/DA bills and fuel of cabinet ministers, ministers of state and persons conferred with the status of minister of state during the last three years.
In a written reply to a query of BJP legislator Ashok Khajuria, the state government revealed in the Assembly that Rs 4.78 crore expenditure has been made on TA/DA bills and petrol of ministers of the ruling coalition during 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. While Rs 2.36 crore have been incurred on their TA/ DA, Rs 2.42 crore were spent on petrol for their vehicles.
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