Maharashtra govt difficulties pointers for overseas excursions by officers

Uddhav Thackeray holding a microphone

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THE Hard cash-STRAPPED Maharashtra government has issued contemporary rules for the overseas travels of bureaucrats and officers inquiring them to steer clear of needless travels and restricting their travels in a 12 months.

The Standard Administration Section (GAD) led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray issued the guidelines on Monday for IAS officers and condition officials for their foreign excursions. The suggestions say that the officers will be permitted to make a few international travels with a highest of 15 times in a yr.

The rules also say that the officers should really verify whether the information and facts to be received from overseas tours can be obtained by way of other signifies. The proposals of overseas tours that are helpful to the state federal government or that can not be prevented must be taken up for thing to consider, it stated.

As per the suggestions, the division secretary has been entrusted with the responsibility of certifying the benefits of the overseas tours to the state and no conflict of fascination of officers heading on journey. All these proposals will be put ahead of the chief secretary-headed committee that will endorse the proposals for main minister’s nod. The committee will look at the travel proposal with the government expenditure only in fantastic conditions dependent on the positive aspects to the federal government, it added.

However, the tips do not point out the standards demanded for the overseas travels of ministers and legislators. The preceding guidelines of June 2016, issued by the Devendra Fandavis authorities, ended up applicable to the ministers and legislators as nicely.

“All these guidelines, issued formerly, have been consolidated for clarity. There is no transform in it. The 2016 tips relevant to ministers and legislators have been connected to the political clearance of the cupboard secretary, Ministry of External Affairs with other folks. These are however applicable,” mentioned an formal.