Maharashtra govt difficulties suggestions for international excursions by officers

Uddhav Thackeray holding a microphone

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THE Income-STRAPPED Maharashtra government has issued new rules for the overseas travels of bureaucrats and officers inquiring them to steer clear of unwanted travels and limiting their travels in a calendar year.

The Common Administration Office (GAD) led by Main Minister Uddhav Thackeray issued the rules on Monday for IAS officers and state officers for their foreign excursions. The tips say that the officials will be permitted to make three overseas travels with a greatest of 15 days in a 12 months.

The rules also say that the officers really should verify whether the information and facts to be received from overseas excursions can be attained by other signifies. The proposals of overseas excursions that are valuable to the point out federal government or that just can’t be prevented need to be taken up for thing to consider, it mentioned.

As for each the recommendations, the office secretary has been entrusted with the duty of certifying the advantages of the international tours to the state and no conflict of desire of officers going on travel. All these proposals will be put prior to the chief secretary-headed committee that will suggest the proposals for main minister’s nod. The committee will contemplate the travel proposal with the federal government expenditure only in outstanding instances based on the rewards to the federal government, it added.

Nonetheless, the suggestions do not mention the standards expected for the foreign travels of ministers and legislators. The preceding guidelines of June 2016, issued by the Devendra Fandavis governing administration, were applicable to the ministers and legislators as effectively.

“All these pointers, issued earlier, have been consolidated for clarity. There is no alter in it. The 2016 recommendations applicable to ministers and legislators had been relevant to the political clearance of the cabinet secretary, Ministry of External Affairs with other people. These are nonetheless relevant,” stated an official.