Madras HC warns State against wastage of taxpayer money

Meera Emmanuel October 2 2018

The expenditure of Rs. 400 crore for a Secretariat building and an additional Rs. 5 crore for an inquiry commission - only to have the building eventually become a hospital and the inquiry commission defunct - has prompted the Madras High Court to express its censure against the wastage of taxpayer money.

Justice SM Subramaniam observed that the exorbitant amounts of taxpayer money spent on the building itself entailed a national waste. As noted in his order,


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