The RTI reply says, “11,908 photostat rims, 20,407 pens, 5,500 pencils worth Rs 50.23 lakh, were issued to different police stations, wings, even to different branches of police department at police headquarters in Sector 9.
In December 2018, the Modi government, replying to queries on foreign travel expenses in Rajya Sabha, had said that an expenditure of over Rs 2,021 crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Modi's visits to foreign countries since June 2014.
The Indian Express has learnt that the proposal envisages setting up of two committees — one, to receive and decide on complaints against the CIC and a second one for complaints against Information Commissioners.
In his complaint, Sanjay Ezhawa said Jardosh spent Rs 1.69 crore for installing 4,224 benches at different public places in Surat city during 2016-17. “There was clear violation of guidelines of MPLADS guidelines and the Member of Parliament should repay the amount," he said.
"Instead of sending me a consolidated reply, the CBDT forwarded my application to IT offices across India. These IT offices have flooded me with more than 3,000 letters and 5-e-mails as replies in the last one year," Gaud said.
The first five months recorded an average 26,982 service requests, the Administrative Reforms (AR) Department, which is supervising the project, said in response to an RTI application filed by The Indian Express.