No red beacon vehicles for Punjab ministers, officials

Amarinder Singh
The Punjab cabinet, in its first meeting on Saturday, decided that the Chief Minister, legislators and top officials will not use a red beacon on their official vehicles.

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal told the media after the meeting that the Chief Minister, ministers and legislators will also not lay foundation stones and won't do inaugurations.

"Even for big projects of Rs 100 crore or Rs 200 crore, the names of the Chief Minister and ministers will not be displayed (on the foundation or inauguration stones). It will carry only one line saying that the project has been executed with the money of the taxpayers," Badal said.

The Amarinder Singh-led Congress government assumed charge of Punjab on March 16 after the party swept the state Assembly polls on March 11, winning 77 out of 117 assembly seats.


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