Chandigarh , Oct 5 : Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ‘s order has revealed how the BJP government is insensitive to the common man who is spending nearly Rs 90 to buy a litre of petrol as Haryana government allowed babus (state officials) to use government vehicles for personal use by just paying a token amount of Rs 1 per km.
When asked to comment on scrapping the austerity measures, Khattar on Thursday laughed and said “let them pay Rs 1,000 per month”.
#WATCH Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar reacts to Haryana govt's order which allows state officials to use govt vehicles for personal work – Rs.1000 for 1000 km per month. (04.10.2018) pic.twitter.com/L424KAejmL
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The Haryana government, in its notification issued on October 3 has allowed the administrative secretaries, managing directors of board/corporations, heads of departments, advisers and other CM secretaries who have been provided with government vehicles, to use the office vehicle for private journeys upto 1,000 km per month, including the journey between their homes and offices.
The private journeys will be almost free and the babus will be charged a token amount of Rs 1 per km.
“Private journeys including the distance between the office and home have been allowed on a payment of Rs 1,000 per month. The amount shall be deducted from the salary of such officer at source unless the concerned officer summits in writing that he has not been provided with such a vehicle and that he does not use any such vehicle for private use including journeys between residence to office and back,” the notification said.