Mumbai -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 to final Report. Its reveled by RTI Activists Anil Galgali who files a RTI query to State Govt.
RTI Activists Anil Galgali who is also one of petitioner in Adarsh Commission and trying to scrutinize the MMRDA Role in Adarsh Scam though MMRDA was a Special Planning Authority. Anil Galgali ask General Administrative Department of Government of Maharastra that What is a total Expenditure including Salary,Vehicle, Telephone,Zerox and fees pay to Sr Counsel. General Administrative Department Under Secretary R G Panchal said that Adarsh Commission was formed in 8 Jan 2011. Final report submission date is decided by Govt is till 30 April 2013. Commission submits its final report to Maharastra Govt on 18 April 2013, 12 days before as target.The commission, headed by retired High court judge justice J A Patil with retired Chief secretary P Subaryamanyam including 14 other staff. Only 1 personal Assitant Smt K K Nair is provided by MMRDA. Jan 2011 to April 2013, for 842 days Salary pay to all staff is Rs 1,88,33,321. Rs 7,99,604 was spent on Telephone & Electricity expenditure. Other expenditure Charges was Rs 8,84,525. Adarsh Commission Report was 691 -page & only one copy printed from computer which was submitted to govt so there is no single copy was balance at Adarsh commission office and that report single copy was not printed by Adarsh commission.
# Counsel & lawyer's expenditure was Rs 3.97 crore
842 days after Adarsh commission submitted Final Report, state govt spend total Rs 3,96,80,581 on Sr Counsel and lawyers fees. The counsel was paid Rs. 1,15,000, lawyer 40,000 & Rs 25,000 for each appearance, while his assistant received Rs. 5,000 an appearance. While for non effecting hearing Mr Sakhare charges Rs 55,000.
Adarsh Commission's Senior Counsel Dipan Merchant is paid Rs 1,48,40,000 and Junior Counsel Bharat Jhaveri gets Rs 17,90,000. Sr Counsel Anil Saakhare get Rs 1,39,92,539 by various department like UD, Revenue & Forest. Ad U B Nigot get Rs 51,37,849. Ad R M Vasudev get Rs 39,07,193 and Ad Vinay Masurkar get only Rs 13, 000. Interesting that Mr Saakhare charges are so high and touches sky. Rs 1,15,000 is effective hearing, Rs 55,000 Non Effecting hearing and Only Rs 4,000 Conference Charges. Ad U B Nigot and Ad R M Vasudev charges Rs 25,000 for appearance and Rs 4,000 is Conference Charges. There is around Rs 1 crore bill is till pending with UD department.
# MMRDA Spend Rs 1.02 Crore
The Main accuse who issue three commencement certificate (CC) and Occupation certifiacte (OC) to Adarsh housing society in south mumbai where 31 -storey Building Stands, spends Rs 1,01,97,275. MMRDA spends croes of Rupees on Adarsh commission from Jan 2011 to March 2013. Construction,Renovation & Electricity at old custom house for Adarsh commission Office, MMRDA spends Rs 52,04,160. On Salary Rs 11,65,723 spend. Rs 4,02,427 was spend on stationary,Computer,lockers,
Library books. MMRDA provides only 3 Vehicle to Adarsh Commission's Chairman, Member & Secretary which expenditure was Rs 34,08,977. Other small expenditure claims was Rs 15,988.
Anil Galgali pointed out that The Govt achieved what it had sought to do by appointing a panel that would dilute the controversy. The Number one accused was MMRDA, that MMRDA not only spends crores of Rupees but also appointed there one staff as a Personal Assitant was so strange. Government is one but department wise same counsel and Advocate not only appointed but paid huge payment. If Counsel & other advocate appointed by State Government to all department then there is chances to save money which is ultimately bears from Public Tax money.