Chandigarh, Apr 29: The Haryana government today decided to withdraw Cabinet minister-like facilities, including rent-free accommodation and staff, provided to ex-chief ministers of the state.
Responding to the resentment among the public and political parties in the state on the issue, a decision to this effect was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here, an official release said.
This decision will impact former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, sources said. On May 2, 2013, the then Chief Minister Hooda had in a Cabinet meeting decided that all facilities provided to the Cabinet minister may also be extended to the ex-CMs of Haryana at the state headquarters.
The facilities included rent-free furnished accommodation of the status of a Cabinet minister, a Private Secretary, an Assistant, a driver, four PSO, and two peons.