Transparent Govt claimed by Nabin Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha is big hoax, false and sheer deception.
OMC has sanctioned Rs. 39 crore to Hockey India on recommendation of Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Dept. of Sports and Youth Services. It is presumed that Film actors have been paid by Hockey India from this fund.
BDA, BMC and many organizations have been sanctioned crores of rupees by OMC for organizing different event during Hockey World Cup.
Dept. of Sports and Youth Services have not supplied any major information about Hockey World Cup, though 5 months passed. On 6.2.19., The PIO has just supplied that total amount of Rs. 82.50 crore has been budgeted for Hockey World Cup. Out of budgeted amount, Rs. 5,02,89,559.00 has been given as advance to different organisations. Copy of TOR signed with these organisations for different work is kept secret. The Dept. is silent about utilization of total fund due to huge misutilisation and corruption.
In 2018, State Government organized Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar with much fanfare taking a lot of credit for organizing such mega event in Bhubaneswar. RTI Application was filed to different offices mostly Department of Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of Odisha , a nodal department for organizing Hockey World Cup to understand details of budget, expenses, events organized and correspondence made with Hockey event, contribution made by corporate houses and others, details of fees paid to singers etc. Though 5 months passed, the Department of Sports and Youth services, Govt. of Odisha , nodal Department for Hockey event has not provided information to all information seekers.