Chandigarh, March 19: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his council of ministers removed red beacons from their vehicles. Even as a formal notification to this regard is yet to be issued, this is a great move to break the VIP culture.
An official statement said the beacons were removed on Saturday soon after the Amarinder-led government took a decision to shun VIP culture at its maiden meeting. The government’s move to shed the VIP frills is in line with the state Congress poll manifesto.
Though the Chief Minister and the Cabinet ministers were exempted in the Congress manifesto, they decided to bring themselves within the ambit of the decision, said an official spokesperson.
The removal of the beacons marks the beginning of the effort of the state government, which is burdened by a huge debt inherited from the previous regime, to clean up the official system of the much-hyped VIP culture that has been a huge drain on the exchequer over the years.
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