New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday justified the expenditure amounting to Rs 35 lakh on renovating two toilets in Yojana Bhawan saying it was within the budget. Montek said there was nothing wrong in the upgradation of toilets.
"This is under the Planning Commission renovation work and within the budget. This is a decision taken by the administration. There is nothing wrong, we have tried to clean up the facilities. If the buildings are being improved, I think this is good," Montek said.
He also said that there was no restriction on the usage of the toilets. "There is no restriction on the usage of the toilets that have been renovated. It is the CPWD that decides on this, we just place the requirement numbers," Montek said.
"This is a 50-year-old building. The work is done by CPWD. All the toilets at the Planning Commission are being upgraded," he added. ...more
03:43 PM, Jun 06, 2012