In Modi govt's new austerity drive, no front-end cabins, 5-star lunches for bureaucrats

October 31, 2014 2:45 AM

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In Modi govt's new austerity drive, no front-end cabins, 5-star lunches for bureaucrats

The Narendra Modi government has issued a set of austerity measures, including bans on first class air travel and hosting conferences in five star hotels, and a bar on reviving posts that have been vacant for more than a year, with the stated objective of cutting down non-plan spend by up to 10 per cent. The measures are in line with steps that were announced by the previous government.

“Such measures are intended at promoting fiscal discipline, without restricting the operational efficiency of the government. In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalise expenditure and optimise available resources,” Ratan Watal, expenditure secretary, ...

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