MC forms committee to look into study tours
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
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.