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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Capital Wastage: VIP Security

With mounted escorted, a limousine carrying the President of India, New Delhi, India.
Around 15,000 Delhi Police personnel out of its strength of 60,000 guard the VIPs, who include ministers, politicians, bureaucrats, judges, religious leaders, lawyers and a few journalists.There is an estimate that approximately Rs.6 billion of taxpayers' money is spent annually on the salary of the security staff involved in such duties.

Fleet of VIP ambassadors throng to 10 Janpath, after another day ends at New Delhi, India.
The SPG has seen its 2008-09 budget go up from Rs.1.17 billion to Rs.1.80 billion, while the NSG had its budget marginally reduced from Rs.1.59 billion to Rs.1.58 billion. After P. Chidambaram was appointed home minister, security cover to at least 50 VIPs has reportedly been scaled down as the intelligence agencies made fresh assessments of security threats to ministers and other politicians.


Anonymous,  January 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

good captures with some good message

Anonymous,  January 31, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

nice post n blog

Anonymous,  January 31, 2009 at 9:07 AM  

nice post

Puja January 31, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

thats staggering figures

Anonymous,  January 31, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

lovely captures

Dr. Neha Srivastav January 31, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

thats hw things work, VIPs have crores of Rs spend on their security and there r millions of ppl diening of poverty.

Good capture second one.

Austeen Sufi January 31, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

fantastic capture second one

Alec January 31, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

seconed pic is mesmerising

Dr. Pragya bajaj January 31, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

great captures. Lots of money are spended on VIPs security but its necessary also...

magiceye January 31, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

indeed very strange that the representatives of the people need to be secured from the people.. and at the expense of the people... reminds me of the famous hindi saying

aa bail mujhe maar!

Dr.Nishi Chauhan January 31, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

thats enuf 2 feed a third world country

Anonymous,  January 31, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

They are leaders. They never waste ? ;)

Anonymous,  February 1, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

lovely pics

Shilpi Verma February 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

second pic is outstanding with very good info

Shalini Chopra February 1, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

lovely capture.......nice info on wastage of public money...those are stagerring figures

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