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Govt spent Rs 7.04 crore on Adarsh Commission

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As per an RTI query filed by activist Anil Galgali, the Maharastra State has spent Rs 7.04 crore on the Adarsh Commission which was functional for 842 days. The establishment expenditure of the Commission was Rs 83, 605 per day, including salary paid to final report.

Anil galgaliGalgali who is also one of petitioner in Adarsh Commission is trying to scrutinize the MMRDA’s role in Adarsh Scam. He inquired with the General Administrative Department of Government of Maharashtra about the total expenditure incurred including salary, vehicle, telephone, xerox and fees paid to Sr Counsel. General Administrative Department under Secretary R G Panchal said that Adarsh Commission was formed on 8th January 2011. The Commission submits its final report to Maharashtra government on 18 April 2013, 12 days before the deadline. The commission, headed by retired High court judge justice J A Patil with retired Chief secretary P Subaryamanyam including 14 other staff members. The salary bill incurred on all staff members from Jan 2011 to April 2013 is Rs 1,88,33,321. Rs 7,99,604 was spent on Telephone and Electricity expenditure. Other expenditure Charges was Rs 8,84,525.

Eight fourty two days after Adarsh commission submitted Final Report, state government spent Rs 3,96,80,581 on Sr Counsel and lawyers fees. The counsel was paid Rs 1,15,000, lawyer  40,000  and  Rs 25,000 for each appearance, while his assistant received Rs. 5,000 on appearance. Adarsh Commission’s Senior Counsel Dipan Merchant was paid Rs 1,48,40,000 and Junior Counsel Bharat Jhaveri received Rs 17,90,000. Sr Counsel Anil Saakhare got Rs 1,39,92,539 by various department like UD, Revenue and Forest. Adv U B Nigot received Rs 51,37,849. Adv R M Vasudev received Rs 39,07,193 and Adv Vinay Masurkar received only Rs 13, 000.

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