PM's newspaper bill: Rs 11 lakh

PMO subscribes to 45 magazines, 43 daily newspapers


Jasleen Kaur | June 15, 2010

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has spent Rs 11,92,910 on subsription of 45 magazines and 43 daily newspapers for 2009-10. Afroz Alam Sahil, an RTI activist, received this information in response to a Right to Information query.

PMO's total expenditure on magazines and newspapers comes to an average of more than Rs 99,000 per month. It is, though, little less than the previous year's (2008-09) expenditure which was Rs 12,09,505.

Out of the 45 magazines subsribed by the PMO, most are in Hindi and English languages along with one magazine in Bengali. Whereas the daily newspapers are mostly in English, Hindi and Urdu, there is also one newspaper each in Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi.




Other News

Evaluating public-private partnership, the right way

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) projects are always under scrutiny, given the options of alternative of traditional procurement for the government. The value-for-money debate is one of the essential parameters to judge any PPP. In the absence of any credible data on this regard, it is very difficult to e

Electoral bonds emerge as preferred mode of political donation

Electoral bonds, introduced in January 2018 to bring in transparency in political funding, has emerged as the preferred route for making donations to parties, according to an analysis of the parties’ audit reports by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). “Given the anonymi

On Met Dept’s foundation day: let’s talk weather

With a humble beginning in 1875, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) – which is celebrating its 145thFoundation Day on January 15 – has marched forward with various milestones and paradigms to serve the society. When weather and climate are playing more and more role in our daily lives, h

You have to sometimes find your adversary No. 1: Prithviraj Chavan

Prithviraj Chavan, a senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, is the key architect of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance that came to power after the three-day government of the BJP, supported by Ajit Pawar of NCP, fell apart just before the supreme court ordered an open b

Connecting the dots: Environmentalism, development and health

Every winter Delhi experiences some of the worst air pollution levels in the world. Concentrations of particulate matter – PM10 and PM2.5 – regularly hover around values of 400 to 500, levels that are considered extremely hazardous by both Indian and international air quality standards. Doctors

Stimulate demand to revive economy: Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Banerjee has sounded an alarm on the economic crisis and compared the present situation to the 1991 economic crisis, stressing that to revive the economy it is important to stimulate demand. Like elsewhere in the world, the level of trust in experts and the e


Current Issue


CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter