190 officers denied providing their official vehicles for assembly session
The reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that 190 government officials in Nagpur district chose not to provide their official vehicles for the winter session of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly held in Nagpur from December 9 to December 20, 2013 despite the state government’s orders in this regard.
The reply to the application states that all such officers belonged to Nagpur and Amravati divisions. The reply, given by the public relations-cum-accounts officer of Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) at Nagpur divisional commissioner's office, said that out of 190 officers, 103 were from six cities in Nagpur division and remaining were from five cities in Amravati division.
The applicant, Abhay Kolarkar, said that as per the reply during the winter session i.e. in 12 days, Rs. 1.06 crore were spent towards the fuel expenses of such vehicles which seems to be quite suspicious. The applicant also raised question as to why the government didn’t take any actions against the erring officials. However, the reply stated that the government has asked the officials to submit an explanation and action would be taken against them based on the replies.