UPA's new austerity measures, officers to travel only in economy class
Posted on: 07:32 PM IST Sep 18, 2013
New Delhi: The Central Government has announced new austerity measures to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the government officials, barring top bureaucrats, will fly only in economy class for domestic tours.
The Finance Minister also added that the government will impose a ban on government seminars in 5-Star hotels and on the purchase of new vehicles.
He also added that there will be a complete ban on new appointments in the government to limit the expenditure.