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
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
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.