GOA RAJ BHAVAN IS A VERY PRICEY WHITE ELEPHANT

 

As was expected the rubber stamp Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha has converted the Raj Bhavan into a BJP Dharamshala for the RSS, VHP, and the Bajrang Dal to congregate while she very deviously continues to keep the Raj Bhavan out of the purview of the Right to Information Act so that the veil of secrecy persists.

The Goa Raj Bhavan has a whopping 136 staff to take care of the Governor which includes 12 drivers, 11 peons, 11 gardeners, 13 labourers, 8 sweepers, 7 waiters, 5 telephone operators, 5 cooks and 4 electricians. Surprisingly, the Raj Bhavan has only one Computer operator.

This huge extravagant expenditure at Raj Bhavan is a criminal waste of public funds. For a cash strapped Goa, the Raj Bhavan should have led by some austerity measures.  The Governor Mridula Sinha must bring the Goa Raj Bhavan within the ambit of RTI so that there is accountability and transparency in all that transpires within that heavily guarded fortress.

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