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UPA's new austerity measures, officers to travel only in economy class

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First published: September 18, 2013, 7:32 PM IST | Updated: September 18, 2013
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UPA's new austerity measures, officers to travel only in economy class
The Finance Minister plans to cut the non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent by adopting the new measures.

New Delhi: The Central Government has announced new austerity measures to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the government officials, barring top bureaucrats, will fly only in economy class for domestic tours.

The Finance Minister also added that the government will impose a ban on government seminars in 5-Star hotels and on the purchase of new vehicles.

He also added that there will be a complete ban on new appointments in the government to limit the expenditure.

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