Satyanand Mishra, Central Information Commissioner (CIC) has directed PMO to provide details of expenditure incurred on PM’s relatives accompanying him on visits abroad, rejecting the argument by the PMO that it was as per conventions and hence it did not have any such records.
Ayub Ali, a resident of Shahjahanpur in UP filed an appeal under the RTI Act, to obtain facts of expenditure incurred on foreign trips on PM’s kins. Both the PMO and protocol division of the External Affairs Ministry stated they do not have these records. CIC ordered the PMO to collect details and provide it to the applicant within 20 working days.
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