Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Publicity Splurge!!! Become the CM, use 'Public Money' for Personal Publicity.....

I always wondered if govt was doing enough for RTI awareness and publicity. So how to unravel this mystery?? File an RTI to find out how much money was spent on RTI publicity Vis a vis other Govt programmes. What an irony!!! RTI to findout something about RTI...

I did file one and as always, the usual running around for a couple of months. And finally i obtained the information...just go through them and you are in for a wonderful treat!!!

Publicity Expenditure on various Govt programmes from June 2004 to October 2007

2004-05
1. Nandi Natakotsavam-Hoardings - Rs 38,12,000/-
2. 10th National Youth Festival, Rajiv Nagarabaata -
Bus Shelters,Digital Prints- Rs 13,26,000/-
3. Krishna Pushkarams-CCTV- Rs 90,000/-
4. Hon'ble CM's Message- Flute Boards- Rs 10,64,000/-
5. Govt Developmental schemes - Rs 1,59,00,000/-
6. Rajiv Pallebaata - Rs 42,35,250/-
7. Nee Gunde Balaaniki prabuthvam andagaa nilustundi- Rs 13,94,930/-
8. Jalayagnam- Rs 60,00,525/-
9. Rajiv Nagarabaata - Rs 26,41,000/-
10. Modati Vidata laskha ekaraala bhu pampini (1 lakh acres of Land distribution to poor-phase1) - Rs 29,34,735/-
11. Generic - Pamphlets (5,60,000)- Rs 5,07,500/-
Posters (65000)- Rs 2,93,500/-

2005-06

1. Rajiv Nagarabaata,kalachakra, 1 lakh land distribution-Hoardings-Rs 3,34,82,000/- Bus shelters-Rs 44,46,000/-
2. Govt Dev programmes- Pillar Boards-Rs 1,72,25,000/-
3. Completion of one year- Flex scrolls- Rs 33,50,000/-
4. Publicity in urban areas- Translites- Rs 9,00,000/-
5. Kalachakra- Flex Boards- Rs 2,75,000/-
6. Chinnarula Gundeku kotha oopiri,Mahilalaku andagaa YSR, Neeti Kosam YSR tapassu - Rs 2,09,715/-
7. Rendo Vidata laskha ekaraala bhu pampini (1 lakh acres of Land distribution to poor-phase2) - Rs 57,45,988/-
8. Generic- Pamphlets (10,00,000)- Rs 9,00,000/-
Posters (62000)- Rs 2,66,600/-

2006-07
1. Indiramma Rajyam-Intinta Sowbhagyam,
Govt Dev programmes-Hoardings-Rs 98,27,000/-
2. Indiramma Rajyam, Haj Publicity in rural areas-
Bus shelters,Wall paintings,Bus paints,Pillar Boards etc- Rs 3,15,65,000/-
3. Palleseema Kaavali paadipantala sowbhagyaseema- Rs 23,50,789/-
4. Jalayagnam - Rs 45,48,185/-
5. Generic- Pamphlets - Rs 0/-
Posters (450000) - Rs 13,50,000/-

2007-08
1. Rededication Day (Punarankitha dinam)-Hoardings,Bus shelters etc -Rs 69,28,000/-
2. Jalayagnam & Indiramma Rajyam-Megadoot post cards- Rs 2,00,000/-
3. World Military Games- Hoardings- Rs 17,49,000/-
4. Haj Yatra - Hoardings- Rs 8,86,000/-
5. Generic - Pamphlets(2,00,000)- Rs 1,80,000/-
Posters (3,25,000)- Rs 9,75,000


All in all...16.76 crore rupees. What a gargantuan waste of public Money ??? Do you see the yearly celebrations and the money spent on Rededication day (on the occasion of the successful completion of the third year in power)?? Not sure what they were rededicating to(rededicating to more corruption!!)

And what an image building exercise for the CM and see the names of the campaigns.
'Mahilalaku andagaa YSR' 'Neeti Kosam YSR tapassu'

And as expected, they spent a BIG ZERO on RTI and its publicity. And understandable i guess. RTI is their enemy. The enemy of corruption. Am i right??

So..easiest way to fame..become the CM..spend public money for your image building!!!

Use RTI!!!!

4 comments:

mystic rose said...

Rededication day?!! to their own pockets? or to being more inhumanly corrupt?

How can egos possibly get so huge AND self-delusive?

Sushanta said...

thank you for such a courageous step...

satheesh tallapalli said...

thanku....u have done a courageous step..all the best.

Police said...

You have done a great job...Keep it up.