Rs 40- lakh home decor:CHB chairman orders probe, seeks report by January 11

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2015 11:04 IST
Chandigarh House Board Chairman Maninder Singh (HT FILE PHOTO)

Chairman of Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) Maninder Singh has ordered a probe into Rs 40 lakh spent on sprucing up the official residence of board’s chief executive officer (CEO) SB Deepak Kumar in Sector 16 in the name of camp office, which is not even approved.

On the other hand, Kumar has proceeded on leave.

Speaking to HT, Maninder Singh said, “We have ordered an inquiry. Board secretary Adapa Kartik will submit a report by January 11. Also, the CEO has been asked to file a reply by January 5. We want to know how and who sanctioned the work?”

Hindustan Times had highlighted how Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) spent nearly Rs 40 lakh on sprucing up the official residence in an arbitrary manner.

The board’s engineering department has the responsibility to look after the maintenance of official residence of the chairman and CHB office in Sector 9, but it spent nearly Rs 40 lakh on the CEO’s residence. The department bought an LCD worth Rs 1.5 lakh, three air-conditioners for Rs 1.5 lakh, fixed curtains for Rs 1.6 lakh, besides kitchen accessories and mattresses worth lakhs.

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