NGO trustees asked me to travel strictly: Bedi

Bedi is in the eye of a controversy after allegations were levelled against her that she overcharged hosts by inflating her travel bills.

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2011, 23:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Under fire for overcharging
organisers using inflated bills, Team Anna member Kiran Bedi
tonight said she has been directed by the trustees of her NGO
India Vision Foundation to travel strictly as per the
conditions put by the host and not use any discretion.

"Foundation trustees’ have passed resolution directing me
to travel strictly as per invite. This leaves NO room for
discretion," she wrote on the micro-blogging website Twitter.

Bedi is in the eye of a controversy after allegations
were levelled against her that she overcharged hosts by
inflating her travel bills. She is also accused of availing
discounts on air tickets using her gallantry medal and then
overcharging those who invited her to deliver lectures.

In her defence, Bedi has said that she did not
personally benefit from this and that the money thus saved
went to India Vision Foundation, and was used for social
work.

The trustees of the NGO included Prahlad Kakkar, Laveleen
Thadani, Achal Paul, Pradeep Halwasiya, Amarjit Singh and
Sunil Nanda.

PTI