Mumbai University has spent Rs 7.44 lacs on election of 10 registered graduate candidates for Senate body election as per information provided to RTI activist Anil Galgali. Of this Rs 5.65 lacs has been shown as expenses towards travel and advertisement.
Anil Galgali said, “He had filed an RTI application dated March 27, 2018, where he had asked Mumbai University to provide details of all expenses incurred towards election of 10 registered graduates for its Senate committee. It has taken almost nine months to get a reply to his query.”
Rajendra Ambawade Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Finance and Accounts department of Mumbai University has informed Galgali that election of 10 registered graduates to Senate Committee has cost Rs 7, 44, 499. Out if this maximum amount of Rs 3, 22, 089 has been spent on travel. Rs 2,43, 232 has been spent on advertising. Rs 68, 810 for software, refilling of toner cost Rs 16, 638, decorations cost Rs 20, 500, training and vote counting costed Rs 3, 330 and Rs 69, 990 hospitality respectively.
Anil Galgali has demanded that expenses incurred on Senate committee elections should be made public on the University website and he has written a letter demanding the same to Chancellor of the University Shri Vidyasagar Rao and Vice Chancellor Dr. Suhas Pednekar.