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Rs 52 crore splurged on renovation of minister bungalows in last 5 years

According to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report, which was presented in the state legislature, reveals that nearly Rs 52 crore was spent on the renovation and maintenance of the official bungalows of ministers in the last five years.

The report also stated that the expense was 10 times more than was was to be spent according to the norm.

The report further pointed out and rapped the state government for failing to work on urgent repairs to some unsafe and dilapidated residential quarters of the police and resident doctors, a girls’ hostel, an ashram school, a district prison and the premises of a small causes court.

“The scrutiny of records in the Mumbai Presidency Division (of the public works department) revealed that the actual maintenance and repairs expenditure incurred on 15 residential buildings (read ministerial bungalows) during 2010-15 was six to 20 times the prescribed financial norms,” the CAG has observed.

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