Chandigarh

Express investigation part – 3: For exposure to startups in US, Chandigarh admin paid for flights taken and missed

Fourteen days after Arun Kumar Gupta, then Principal Secretary, Home, Chandigarh, returned from the US after a conference, the then Secretary, Personnel, BL Sharma sanctioned a payment of Rs 3.81 lakh to him on October 16, 2019. This sum covered not just tickets to and from San Francisco but also the air fare from San …

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Officials upgrade Paris trip, clear each other’s bills in Chandigarh

THREE SENIOR bureaucrats spent seven days in Paris for a three-day meeting and upgraded their accommodation from a five-star hotel to a luxury property “closer to the Arc de Triomphe” — a month later, two of them issued orders approving the extra expenditure . This trip by three top officials of the Union Territory administration …

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Express Investigation-part 1 | Taking everyone for a ride: A study of MC tours & missing firms

The Chandigarh civic body often organizes study tours or field trips for its councilors so that they can learn from best practices in other cities across the country. A citizen filed an RTI application in April last year to find out about the study tours conducted from 2006 to 2021. The MC responded on July …

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