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Kumaraswamy instructs govt officials to cut down on all unnecessary expenditure


Within days of taking charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy has instructed the state government officials to cut down all unnecessary expenditure, if any, in the administration to strengthen the state's financial status.

Chief Minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy

The office of the Chief Minister released an official statement in this regard, asking the officials to reconsider the requests raised for new cars. Various government departments and offices have been asked to review their proposals seeking allowance of new vehicles.

Earlier on June 1, Kumaraswamy directed all officials and government staff to not use mobile phones during his meetings to avoid distraction.

The Chief Minister's decision came 10 days after he took charge on May 23 and held only a few meetings with the officials.

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