MC forms com­mit­tee to look into study tours

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CHANDI­GARH: Per­turbed by Rs 90 lakh spent on the study tours in the last eight years, the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion (MC) House has formed a com­mit­tee to look into the sig­nif­i­cance of these tours.

The com­mit­tee will also re­view the ex­pen­di­ture and re­ports of the study tours con­ducted in the past 12 years.

The de­ci­sion to form a com­mit­tee was taken af­ter the BJP coun­cilor, Satin­der Singh sought a re­ply on the is­sue from the MC.

Singh said, “We are wast­ing a huge amount of money on study tours. These tours fail to serve any pur­pose and are mere plea­sure trips. The same money could have been used in pro­vid­ing the ba­sic ameni­ties to res­i­dents.”

Congress coun­cil­lor Sub­hash

We are wast­ing a huge amount of money on study tours. These tours fail to serve any pur­pose and are mere plea­sure trips SATIN­DER SINGH

BJP coun­cil­lor

Chawla al­leged that the civic body of­fi­cers did not pro­vide the de­tails of the study tours con­ducted be­fore 2004.

The coun­cil­lors unan­i­mously re­solved that the records should be pro­vided since 2001 when the civic body started to or­gan­ise these tours.

MC com­mis­sioner Vivek Pratap Singh, how­ever, said it was not nec­es­sary that a coun­cil­lor must sub­mit a pro­posal af­ter go­ing on a study tour.

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