Haryana govt withdraws minister-like perks to ex-CMs

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.

Har govt withdraws minister-like perk

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.


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