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Monday, July 25, 2011

DISCLOSURE OF ASSETS: President declares assets worth Rs.2.5 crore!


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July 25, 2011 / IANS, New Delhi / DC.

A farmhouse and gold jewellery worth Rs.31 lakh are listed among Rs.2.5 crore worth of assets of President Pratibha Patil, the first Indian head of state to make the information public.
After a Right To Information (RTI) query, Patil - the country's first woman president - gave a detailed statement of the immovable and movable assets she held till March 31 this year.
Any common citizen can access the information on presidentofindia.nic.in/assets.html. It was uploaded July 15, official sources say.
The list of assets put up on the president's website mentions a house, a farmhouse in Amravati, Maharashtra, and agricultural plots.
In movable assets, she has listed market investments and her bank balance.
She has 1,750 gm of gold jewellery worth Rs.3,106,250 and 1,350 gm of silver articles and utensils worth Rs.69,134.
The president's decision comes after an RTI query filed by Subhash Chandra Agrawal, an RTI activist, seeking details of assets owned by the president and her family members and steps taken to place them on the website.


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