Maharashtra govt problems pointers for foreign tours by officials



Uddhav Thackeray holding a microphone


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THE Cash-STRAPPED Maharashtra government has issued fresh guidelines for the international travels of bureaucrats and officers inquiring them to stay clear of unnecessary travels and limiting their travels in a calendar year.

The Standard Administration Office (GAD) led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray issued the recommendations on Monday for IAS officers and state officers for their foreign excursions. The pointers say that the officials will be permitted to make 3 overseas travels with a highest of 15 times in a calendar year.

The suggestions also say that the officers should really look at whether the details to be obtained from foreign tours can be obtained by way of other implies. The proposals of overseas excursions that are effective to the condition government or that cannot be prevented must be taken up for thought, it claimed.

As for each the rules, the division secretary has been entrusted with the accountability of certifying the advantages of the foreign excursions to the condition and no conflict of fascination of officers heading on travel. All these proposals will be placed right before the main secretary-headed committee that will propose the proposals for chief minister’s nod. The committee will take into account the journey proposal with the federal government expenditure only in extraordinary scenarios dependent on the added benefits to the authorities, it included.

Nonetheless, the pointers do not point out the conditions demanded for the international travels of ministers and legislators. The past suggestions of June 2016, issued by the Devendra Fandavis authorities, were relevant to the ministers and legislators as nicely.

“All these recommendations, issued formerly, have been consolidated for clarity. There is no modify in it. The 2016 tips relevant to ministers and legislators were relevant to the political clearance of the cupboard secretary, Ministry of External Affairs with other individuals. These are still relevant,” claimed an formal.

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