Rs 6.32 crore spent by Nanavati Commission so far
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 22:19
  
Ahmedabad: The total expenditure of the Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 riots, from its inception in March 2002 till October end 2011, has been Rs 6.32 crore.

The Commission gave the information in reply to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act filed by social activist Vinod Pandya in August this year.

Pandya, in his application, had sought information on the year-wise expenditure of the Commission, from its inception till date. He had also sought information on the payments made to public prosecutors who had assisted the Commission from time to time.

As per the reply given by the public information officer and secretary to Commission C G Patel, the total expenditure of the Commissioner from March 2002 to October 2011 was Rs 6,32,18,000.

The expenditure includes salary of judges appointed in the Commission, other administrative staff, fees to lawyers, stationary and other miscellaneous expenses, Patel said.

Out of this expenditure, Rs 28,00,900 was paid as fees to the public prosecutor, Rs 4,53,54,700 was paid as salary to the judges and other support staff and Rs 1,50,62,000 were miscellaneous expenses during the nine-and-half year period.

The public prosecutor who received the highest fees was advocate Arvind Pandya, who was paid Rs 14.23 lakh.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 22:19


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