शुक्रवार, 17 जून 2016

No Budgetary Allocation ever made by State Govt. for welfare of Construction Workers in Odisha



No Budgetary Allocation ever made by State Govt.  for welfare  of  Building  and Construction  Workers  in Odisha, exposed through RTI

All  of you are aware  that  Sri Nabin Patnaik, Chief  Minister, Odisha  has been  constantly  declaring  many  lucrative   schemes  and programme  to provide  both financial  and material support    for the welfare  of  building  and construction workers  in Odisha. By the way,  he  is being posed by Ruling party    as champion  of the  welfare  of  workers.  Big advertisement about Schemes and programme along with photo of Chief Minister is also released to media glorifying  Nabin Patnaik.

But these are false propaganda calculatedly masterminded   by bureaucrats and BJD party for image building of Sri Nabin Patnaik.  It deserves to be noted here that not single money has been sanctioned   from state exchequer for the welfare of construction workers. The huge money spent for various  lucrative schemes  is drawn from cess  collected  contractors, construction companies etc. and deposited  in Odisha  Building  and Other Construction workers welfare  Board.

RTI Application was submitted to  the PIO,  office of Odisha  Building  and Construction workers welfare  Board seeking  information about  details of cess  collected  and fund generated and utilised  by the Board, contribution of State Govt. for the Board    from 2009-10 to 2015-16. The PIO supplied the information on 4.4.16 which is as follows.

1.      This Board has been constituted under section 18 of the Building and other Construction Workers’ Welfare Act.  It is not a registered body under Societies Registration Act.
2.      The details of cess collected and deposited in the Board is as follows.

Year
Cess (In Rs.)
2009-10
24,22,26,455.00
2010-11
67,17,39,755.00
2011-12
104,81,45,284.00
2012-13
153,83,97,100.00
2013-14
199,56,36,543.00
2014-15
208,08,88,835.00
2015-16 ( upto 29.2.16)
183,40,80,047.00

3.      The details of  fund already utilised  by the Board for  the welfare  of the wokers   is as follows.
Year
Total fund utilised
Fund lying unutilised
2009-10
21,04,876.00
24,01,22,579.00
2010-11
36,02,140.00
66,81,37,615.00
2011-12
31,83,177.00
104,49,62,107.00
2012-13
85,86,073.00
152,98,11,027.00
2013-14
8,85,91,939.00
190,70,44,604.00
2014-15
40,26,94,241.00
167,81,94,594.00
2015-16 (upto 29.2.16)
69,18,41,897.00
114,22,38,151.00 
4.      Details of fund utilised  towards advertisement released  by Board
Year 
Expenditure  made towards advertisement (in Rs.)
2009-10
4,41,255.00
2010-11
82,204.00
2011-12
2,06,514.00
2012-13
6,60,608.00
2013-14
31,03,067.00
2014-15
42,82,648.00
2015-16
4,29,366.00

Comments:   Huge money spent towards advertisement is nothing but wastage of money. This fund was utilised towards building   image of Chief Minister.

5.      Details of  fund utilised for  awareness programme  by the Board  
Year
Expenditure towards  awareness programme
2009-10
1,56,290.00
2010-11
10,000.00
2011-12
-----
2012-13
2,25,000.00
2014-15
6,00,045.00
2015-16
2,16,683.00

6.      Total amount contributed to Board by the State Govt.  and its purpose

Year
Expenditure made towards  public meeting and awareness programme
2008-09
1,41,42,000.00
2009-10
-----
2010-11
-----
2011-12
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2012-13
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2013-14
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2014-15
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2015-16
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Comments:
A.   The State  Govt. has taken huge mileage   by declaring  lucrative schemes  for  workers   without  contributing  a single rupee towards  welfare  fund. 

Pradip Pradhan
M-9937843482
Date- 17.6.16

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