PM Narendra Modi warns ministers, tells them to not use perks of their office

By: | Published: August 20, 2017 1:51 PM

The PM is not happy with the fact that some ministers have begun to use the perks which come with their office. Ministers have also asked staff to ensure officials 'perks' are not used for personal use.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cabinet, Public Sector Undertaking, PSU, five star hotel, PM Modi warning, PM Modi crackdown, corruption, scam free government, scam free, zero tolerance for corruptionThe PM also expressed his dissatisfaction over ministers using vehicles owned by PSUs attached to their ministries. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his displeasure over the misuse of official power by ministers. After a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday the Prime Minister cautioned ministers against staying in five-star hotels and has also told ministers to not avail any benefits from Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) attached to their ministries, this includes not using vehicles of the PSUs. The Prime Minister has said that he is unhappy that ministers tend to have a preference for staying in five-star hotels to staying in accommodations provided by the government. The Prime Minister has said that ministers should stay in accommodation provided by the government while on official visits and they should avoid the ‘temptation’ of five-star hotels, sources have told the Times of India.

The PM also expressed his dissatisfaction over ministers using vehicles owned by PSUs attached to their ministries. PM Modi has made it clear that he will not tolerate the usage of PSU vehicles by his ministers and members of their families. The PM is not happy with the fact that some ministers have begun to use the perks which come with their office. Ministers have also asked staff to ensure officials ‘perks’ are not used for personal use, as per the TOI report.
Many ministers have asked their staff to ensure that no vehicles from PSUs are used for personal use. The PM has made it amply clear that he will not compromise on his ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ stand. The Prime Minister wants to maintain the ‘scam free’ image of his government, as per the report.

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