Haryana Bans Purchase of New Vehicles for Government Officials Post Covid-19 Lockdown

File photo of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

File picture of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

The cupboard has additionally determined that even in case of very pressing want of a brand new automobile or jeep, outsourcing or hiring of the automobiles needs to be carried out.

  • PTI Chandigarh
  • Last Updated: May 1, 2020, 11:10 AM IST

The Haryana authorities on Thursday determined to place a whole ban on the acquisition of recent automobiles, together with vehicles and jeeps, besides buses for public transport and automobiles used for emergency responses throughout the present monetary 12 months.

A call on this regard was taken within the Haryana Cabinet which met underneath the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, an official assertion stated. The cupboard has additionally determined that even in case of very pressing want of a brand new automobile or jeep, outsourcing/hiring of the automobiles needs to be carried out.

Haryana’s income sources have dried up in view of the continuing coronavirus-induced lockdown, which has adversely affected all financial actions, and the current measures are aimed to chop down on bills. Chief Minister Khattar had lately stated that Haryana was shedding a whopping ₹4,600 crore income.

While sustaining that state’s income sources had dried up within the wake of a gift disaster state of affairs, Khattar on Wednesday had stated, “We will have to curtail our expenses and generate sources of income.” Clarifying his earlier assertion that new recruitment within the state will stay “frozen” for one 12 months, he stated the directive will stay relevant for universities.

Meanwhile, in one other determination, the cupboard accorded ex-post facto approval to the proposal to buy Gold Field Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Chhainsa village in Faridabad.

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