The Central Province Chief Secretary’s office has spent Rs.110 as stamp fees to inform a PHI to pay Rs.20 to issue a copy of an audit report under the Right of Information Act.
PHI R.R.S. Medawela of Doluwa MOH office in Gampola said he was in need of a copy of the audit report on an alleged fraud involving Rs.9.8 million in 2020 in Hatton Dickoya Urban Council where he worked.
He said the Chief Secretary’s office had informed him by registered post at the expense of Rs.110 to pay Rs. 20. He pointed out that although the involvement of loss to the government in this instance was Rs. 90, there could be major losses due to administrative frailties. (Ranjith Rajapakse)
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