Travel Expenses

  • Taxpayers have a right to know where their money is spent: Ex-CIC October 3, 2012

    Former Chief Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has said that the taxpayer has the right to know if his or her money is spent on politicians' travel. He said that while medical records are off the RTI ambit, expenses can be revealed. "It doesn't matter what the expense was for -...
  • Modi deflecting attention from main issues: Cong October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: AICC spokesman Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has malafide intentions. "The locus of Modi is malafide as he does not apply the same norms on himself. His office is not responding to the RTI filed," said Tewari. He said that Modi is...
  • FTN: Are Indians ready for austerity? May 23, 2012

    Politicians and bureaucrats are spending lakhs on their foreign travel. Are Indians ready for austerity? ...
  • Ministers, VVIPs tour expenses rise ten fold May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Expenses on foreign and domestic tours of central ministers and VVIPs rose by more than ten times to Rs 678.52 crore in 2011-12, up from Rs 56.16 crore in the previous year. The tour expenses increased from Rs 46.95 crore in the budget estimates of 2011-12 to Rs 499.89...
  • Kiran Bedi to return excess travel fare amount October 31, 2011

    Indore: Key member of Team Anna, Kiran Bedi, who is embroiled in a controversy related to over-charging host organisers for her air-travels, has agreed to return the excess amount to the local group 'Abhyas Mandal'. 'Abhyas Mandal' president Shivaji Mohite told, "We received an email from...
  • Inflated expense: Bedi's travel agent quits trust October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The controversy over Team Anna member Kiran Bedi over allegations of inflated travel bills continued on Tuesday. A day after she ordered her travel agent, Anil Bal to return the excess recorded, he quit her NGO in protest. However, her fellow member Arvind Kejriwal said that the government was targetting...
  • More heat on Kiran Bedi: Travel agent quits trust October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Travel agent and trustee of India Vision Foundation, Anil Bal, on Tuesday resigned from the NGO following the controversy over Team Anna member Kiran Bedi showing inflated travel expense. He termed the move to return the money incurred through such travel by Bedi as bizarre. Bal asserted that he had...
  • Are the standards different for anti-corruption crusaders? October 20, 2011

    Team Anna member Kiran Bedi over charged companies and institutions by inflating her travel expenses. Are the standards different for anti-corruption crusaders? ...