Five top Maharashtra bureaucrats spent ₹7.63 crore in five days during 2018 Davos summit, reveal bills

Bills pertaining to the visit of a five-member docket of top Maharashtra bureaucrats to the WEF Davos summit 2018 have revealed that they spent a staggering ₹7.63 crore in five days.


Shocking revelations have come to the forefront about Maharashtra government's official docket to World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual 2018 summit in Davos, Switzerland.

An inquiry has revealed that a group of five top bureaucrats, including Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary SM Gavai, produced a bill of expenses amounting to a staggering ₹7.63 crore which is spending an average of ₹ 1.56 crore per day.

According to a report, this five-man docket spent five days in Davos raked up a bill of over ₹7 crore which has been produced before the accounts department and if cleared, will be paid by the state treasury. While the figure itself is appalling, no inquiry has been ordered into the matter either by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis or Industries Minister Subhash Desai.

When asked to comment, a top official with the state government informed the media that the bills have not been paid as of yet and will be forwarded to the accounts department for further scrutiny.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) hosts an annual meet in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. In 2018, the summit was attended by several top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself.