An amount of Rs. 33 lakh earmarked for interior Decoration of Managing Director’s office of IDCO
It has become very common practice in State administration that those bureaucrats who are at helm of affairs spend huge money mindlessly and carelessly for their luxury and comfort. They spend huge money for renovation of their latrine, bathroom, interior decoration of their office, bed room in their quarters, balcony They hardly pay attention that they are using money from state exchequer funded by the poor tax payers of Odisha who continues to pay tax without objection at the cost of their live and livelihood even suffering from hunger and malnutrition.
Getting information from reliable sources about misuse of huge public money by Managing Director, IDCO in name of renovation of his office which was not at all required, RTI Application was submitted to the PIO, office of IDCO, Govt. of Odisha undertaking seeking information about details of expenditure made for renovation of office of Managing Director, IDCO, Bhubaneswar from 2009-10 to 2016-17. The PIO on dated 24.10.16 has supplied the following information.
1. From 2009-10 to 2015-16, no Managing Director or Chairman-cum-Managing Director has spent a single pie for renovation of their office. They were high-profile bureaucrats like Priyabrata Patnaik, CMD (25.1.10 to 22.12.11), Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena, CMD, (17.12.11 to 22.12.12).
2. When Sri Sanjay Kumar Singh joined as Managing Director, IDCO on 30.11.15, he moved the proposal for renovation of the office. Accordingly a proposal was made with estimated amount of Rs. 32, 82,900.00 for renovation of MD’s office and conference at IDCO tower, Bhubaneswar. The total amount of Rs. 25, 33,433.00 has been spent till yet.