UT officers spent Rs 1.63 cr on domestic travel in 8 years — but never a penny more than budget

UT officers spent Rs 1.63 cr on domestic travel in 8 years — but never a penny more than budget

Officers of the Chandigarh Administration spent Rs 1.63 crore on domestic travel in the last eight years, according to information procured under the Right to Information Act. Interestingly, the sanctioned amount for the domestic travel kept changing every year, and the officers made sure they spent just a wee bit less than the budget allocated … Read more

Officials upgrade Paris trip, clear each other’s bills in Chandigarh

Officials upgrade Paris trip, clear each other's bills in Chandigarh

THREE SENIOR bureaucrats spent seven days in Paris for a three-day meeting and upgraded their accommodation from a five-star hotel to a luxury property “closer to the Arc de Triomphe” — a month later, two of them issued orders approving the extra expenditure . This trip by three top officials of the Union Territory administration … Read more

Express Investigation – Part 2 | An evening in Paris at the cost of Chandigarh exchequer: How three officers got their hotels and budgets changed

Express Investigation - Part 2 |  An evening in Paris at the cost of Chandigarh exchequer: How three officers got their hotels and budgets changed

All expenses paid trips within India and abroad are commonplace in the UT officialdom. Top three bureaucrats of Chandigarh Administration splurged a seven-digit figure on their stay during an ‘official trip’ to Paris in 2015 where they not only spent seven days in the French capital for a three-day meeting but also moved from their … Read more

Express Investigation – Part 2 | An evening in Paris at the cost of Chandigarh exchequer: How three officers got their hotels and budgets changed

Express Investigation - Part 2 |  An evening in Paris at the cost of Chandigarh exchequer: How three officers got their hotels and budgets changed

All expenses paid trips within India and abroad are commonplace in the UT officialdom. Top three bureaucrats of Chandigarh Administration splurged a seven-digit figure on their stay during an ‘official trip’ to Paris in 2015 where they not only spent seven days in the French capital for a three-day meeting but also moved from their … Read more