Haryana CM says bureaucrats likely to pay more for office vehicle use in future

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on October 5 said that the government would charge more in future from bureaucrats for using the attached government vehicles for non-official use.

The statement from the CM Khattar came following criticism for allowing bureaucrats to use their government vehicles for personal purposes at the cost of Rs 1 per kilometre considering the high prices of petrol and diesel.

CM added, “Let them (bureaucrats) pay this first, then we will start taking out more from them. Is it easy to take out money from them?”

According to the order bureaucrats will have to pay Rs 1,000 per month for using the attached official vehicle between residence and office and for non-official journeys up to 1,000 km every month.

Order says the hiked amount will be deducted from the salary of the officers.

The managing directors of boards and corporations, administrative secretaries, heads of departments, principal secretary to CM and officer on special duty to CM having government vehicle attached with them will come under the purview of these guidelines about the use of government staff car.