Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit on Tuesday prohibited air journey and star accommodations for officers of the UT visiting Delhi.
In a letter to the Advisor, he stated: “As accountable officers, it’s our ethical responsibility that public cash shouldn’t be squandered and wasteful expenditure shouldn’t be accepted at any value.
“In this regard, a information merchandise regarding the bills incurred by the officers of Chandigarh Administration was delivered to my discover. In the information merchandise it was reported that officers stayed in five-star accommodations in Delhi and travelled by enterprise class in industrial flights.
“After a careful consideration of present circumstances, from henceforth, it is directed that no air travel is allowed to Delhi. All officials travelling to Delhi would travel by Shatabdi and Vande Bharat trains. Further, officials will stay at UT Guest House, Punjab Bhawan, or Haryana Bhawan but not in any star hotels, ” Purohit added.