Bhubaneswar, September 16 (LocalWire): The Deogarh district administration has spent a whopping Rs 90 lakh from the state exchequer for refurbishing the offices and residences of the collector and district magistrate, and the superintendent of police.
According to the response to an RTI query, the administration spent an estimated Rs 90 lakh between 2015-19 in repair and renovation of offices and residential quarters of the heads of the civil and police administration of the district.
Of the Rs 90 lakh, the collector had given administrative approval of an estimated Rs 63.41 lakh for repair and renovation of his official residence.
In a similar incident, an RTI query had earlier revealed that a young IAS officer Sundargarh collector Rashmita Panda had spent Rs 70 lakh on the renovation of her official residence within six months.
With the overspending by the 2010-batch officer triggering widespread criticism, the state government was forced to transfer Panda from Sundargarh.
The Deogarh collector could not be reached for comments despite several attempts.