May 24, 2022

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Maharashtra govt troubles pointers for international excursions by officials



Uddhav Thackeray holding a microphone


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THE Money-STRAPPED Maharashtra government has issued refreshing rules for the foreign travels of bureaucrats and officers asking them to stay away from unneeded travels and restricting their travels in a calendar year.

The Common Administration Department (GAD) led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray issued the rules on Monday for IAS officers and point out officers for their international tours. The pointers say that the officers will be permitted to make a few foreign travels with a optimum of 15 times in a calendar year.

The tips also say that the officials ought to check whether or not the details to be acquired from overseas excursions can be obtained via other implies. The proposals of international excursions that are helpful to the point out federal government or that can’t be avoided really should be taken up for consideration, it claimed.

As for each the suggestions, the department secretary has been entrusted with the obligation of certifying the advantages of the overseas excursions to the state and no conflict of fascination of officers going on journey. All these proposals will be put prior to the main secretary-headed committee that will advocate the proposals for main minister’s nod. The committee will take into consideration the travel proposal with the federal government expenditure only in exceptional instances dependent on the added benefits to the governing administration, it additional.

However, the tips do not point out the standards needed for the overseas travels of ministers and legislators. The past guidelines of June 2016, issued by the Devendra Fandavis authorities, ended up relevant to the ministers and legislators as perfectly.

“All these rules, issued formerly, have been consolidated for clarity. There is no alter in it. The 2016 tips applicable to ministers and legislators ended up connected to the political clearance of the cabinet secretary, Ministry of External Affairs with some others. These are however applicable,” said an official.