The Right to Information or RTI activist Ajay Bose revealed through RTI that there is something wrong with Central Railways as there are chances of corruption in procurement of food in its catering department.Mr Bose had filed an RTI application with the Central Railway in July 2016. As railways authorities failed to provide him with information on purchase of food items sought in his RTI application, he filed a first appeal.
“I filed the application in July 2016, but didn’t get a reply from CR. It appeared they wanted to cover something up. I filed an appeal and the appellate authority show-caused the railways asking them to provide details sought by me within 15 days. Despite this, there was no reply even after several months,” said Mr Bose, as reported by The Hindu.Food items purchased by railways’ catering department are stored at central railway’s stock room at CST station and then are distributed to Jan Ahar canteens run by Indian Railways’ Catering and Tourism Corporation and railway base kitchens and trains like Deccan Queen, Kurla-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express.CR Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Ravindra Goyal, argued that huge purchase price shown in the reply to the RTI application might have been due to typing error which he said would investigate.
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