Bidar Utsav faux pas: DC office passes buck
By Ramkrishna Badseshi | ENS - GULBARGA
29th June 2012 11:07 AM
It is learnt that the office of the Bidar Deputy Commissioner has issued show-cause notices to its typists for giving ‘wrong’ information about the Bidar Utsav to Express under the Right To Information Act.
The DC office that dilly-dallied in giving details on the cancelled Bidar Utsav in a release on Wednesday said that the contribution amount for the event was wrongly mentioned as Rs 6,92,23,800 instead of Rs 69,22,800.
Express had reported in these columns a few days ago on the event, which contained details on the expenditure for the cancelled Bidar Utsav. Meanwhile, in a strange practice, the Bidar DC’s office gave corrigenda to its mistake in the form of notice to the RTI applicant — Express.
The district administration (Additional DC) gave the corrigenda letter addressed to the Gulbarga tahsildar through Gulbarga DC’s office fax on Thursday. In turn, the tahsildar’s office issued a notice (Sam/Kam/Notice/197/2012-13 dated: 28-06-12) to the revenue inspector instructing to inspect and submit report.
The Bidar DC’s office which could have sent its corrigenda through registered post or courier has followed procedures of the judiciary/magisterial. The Bidar DC has clarified that the issue of refund to card holders and stall owners would be discussed in the Committee meeting.
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