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Exotic and Expensive Gifts received by Ministers and Govt Officials

What are those Exotic and Expensive Gifts received by Ministers and Govt Officials!

In continuation to our existing post, Costliest Mobile Phones gifted to Ministers and Govt Officials as promised, here we are with another report on similar lines. This time we have shared the details of really Exotic and Expensive Gifts received by Ministers and Govt Officials since the year 2014 started. The list is quite long and indeed really interesting, too! So keep reading.

Let’s know what all Exotic and Expensive Gifts received by them?

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Shri Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. Since then, he and his Ministers met so many dignitaries of in India and Abroad. And, as a protocol, they have exchanged so many Exotic and Expensive Gifts, particularly on their first visit, this is what people call Modi Effect!

Not just Prime Minister or his Cabinet Colleagues have the privilege but many Senior Level Bureactrs, Diplomats, and also Advisors who haven’t cleared the herculin UPSC Civil Services exam also get such precious and expensive Gifts. And, our analysis shows they receive much more in comparison to their LBSNAA and FSI trained colleagues!

So what all they have pocketed or returned back, so far…?

Well, the list contains almost everything under the Sun and over the Earth which can be gifted and received by any human. And, we must appreciate our PM Shri Narendra Modi who received so many valuable things but in return didn’t gift any precious thing as such & saved Indian Tax-payers’ money. Through the “Gift Diplomacy” of our PM NaMo always tried to bring our rich culture and hereditary in the limelight.

Exotic Expanisve Gifts
Source: GoI

In our previous post, we have described what is the Toshakhana and what’re the options recipient can opt for. If you haven’t read it so far then please read it.


List of Exotic + Expensive Gifts valued more than ₹ 75,000 or US$ 4600 from

S.No Details of the
gifts (click to buy)
Image is only for illustration(click to buy) purpose. Date of the
receipt of
gift in
Toshakhana
Name and the title
of the recipient
Assessed
value in
(Rs.)
The current
disposition or
location of the
gifts
1. One wrist
watch(Franek
Muller, Geneve)
  21.02.2014 Smt. Sonia Gandhi,
Chairperson, UPA
6,00,000/- Toshakhana
2.   One gift pack
containing Gio
Monaco Geneva
wrist watches
(ladies&gents),
One set of earrings,
one ring, one
bracelet, one set of
cuff buttons & one
pen
 

 30.04.2014  Shri A.K. Antony,
Hon’ble Defence
Minister
 3,40,000/-  Option of the
recipient
pending
 3.  One Breitling
1884, Blackbird
wrist watch
   13.05.2014  Shri Arup Raha,
Chief of Air Staff,
IAF
 4,10,000/-  Toshakhana
 4.  Gold and
diamond made
cufflink
   19.02.2015  Shri Narendra Modi,
Hon’ble Prime
Minister
 75,000/-  Toshakhana
 5.  One Hublot wrist
watch
   01.04.2015  Ms. Sujata Mehta,
Secretary (M&ER),
MEA
 3,25,000/-  Toshakhana
 6.  One box
containing
jewelry set (one
necklace and a
pair of ear ring)
   07.04.2015  Shri Narendra Modi,
Hon’ble Prime
Minister
 35,00,000/-  Toshakhana
 7.  (a) Lady watch
(make Chanel)
(b) Men sports
watch (make
Ebel)
   07.04.2015  Smt. Sushma Swaraj,
Hon’ble Minister for
External Affairs &
Overseas Indian
Affairs
 (a)3,50,000/-
(b)2,50,000/-
 Toshakhana
8. One model of
Hyundai Equus
car
Exotic Expensive Gifts 03.06.2015 Shri Narendra Modi,
Hon’ble Prime
Minister
No
Commercial
Value
Returned to the
recipient
9. Wrist Watch
(Breitling)
 26.08.2015  The Chief of the Air
Staff, Air Chief
Marshal Arup Raha
PVSM AVSM VM
ADC
 1,00,000/-  Toshakhana
 10. A Rolex Watch
(Oyster perpetual
DATEJUS Model
116334)
   15.01.2016  Shri P.S. Raghavan,
Ambassador, Embassy
of India, Moscow
 1,50,000/-  Option of the
recipient
pending
 11.  One Cartier wrist
watch x 4A Rolex Oyster
Perpetual”Date Just”
Wrist Watch x 5
   13-15.06.2016  *[Dr. S. Jaishankar,
Foreign Secretary+Shri Mridul Kumar,
JS(Gulf), MEA+Shri Deepak Mittal,
Director (PMO) +Dr. TV Somanathan,
Joint Secretary to The
Prime Minister]#[Shri Sanjeev Singla,
Private Secretary to The
Prime Minister + Shri Vikas Swarup,
JS(XP), MEA + Shri Amar Sinha,
Secretary(ER), MEA ]
5,00,000 x 2 = 10,000,000/-

1,60,000 x 4 =2,40,000/-

 *Option of the
recipient
pending [ORP]#Toshakhana
12. A Cartier’s wrist watch X 2  28-30.06.2016  Shri Pratik Mathur,
OSD(PR+Shri Abhishek Shukla,
Dy. Chief of
Protocol(c), MEA
 4,00,000 x 2 = 8,00,00/- Toshakhana

+

Option of the
recipient
pending

13. One Cartier wrist
watch X 2
07.11.2016

+

28.11.2016

Dr. Naveet Wig,
PP to PM, AIIMS+Dr. Gautam Sharma,
Alt. PP to PM
4,50,000 X 2 =9, 00,000/- Option of the
recipient
pending

In our next post, we will disclose the list of Exotic and Expensive Gifts received by Ministers and Govt Officials received this year! Till then stay tuned and never ever forget to share this post with your friends and family members.

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