Jun 29, 2018

Rs. 240 m increase in election commission expenditure Featured

The national election commission says its expenses rose by Rs. 240 million last year.

During 2017, the recurrent expenditure was Rs. 780 m, up from Rs. 570 m the previous year.

That increase was attributed to the preliminary arrangements made for the local bodies’ elections.

Also, Rs. 130 had gone to prepare the electoral register, up from Rs. 100 m in 2016.

The commission earned Rs. 8.8 m in 2016 from the sale of extracts, but it declined to Rs. 5.8 m in 2017.

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