Lokpal office in a 5-Star hotel

December 14 2019

On one hand where the Government is claiming of reducing its expenditure, an RTI reveals that the new Lokpal of the nation – Justice PC Ghosh– is running his Secretariat from 12 rooms of Hotel Ashok. It is said that approximately Rs 50 lakhs per month is being spent on this “office”. RTI further reveals that in the past seven months, Rs 3.85 crore have been credited to the hotel’s account. Notably, till October 31, out of the 1,160 complaints received by the Lokpal, a hearing was conducted on one thousand but the investigation could not go any further. Interestingly, the government had allotted only Rs 4.29 crore for Lokpal.

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