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CM Kumaraswamy briefs officials to cut down unnecessary expenditure

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 3: Since becoming the 24th chief minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy released a statement issuing major reform policies and changes which will be undertaken.

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Announcing an austerity drive to cut “unnecessary expenditure” so as to strengthen the state’s finance.

In an official statement by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), it asked the officers to review the proposals submitted by various government departments, offices and agencies to buy new cars.

Similarly, he also has directed to discourage unnecessary refurbishing and renovating of Government offices and official residences.

Kumaraswamy, in the order, stated that some officials use cell phones during the meeting, which affects discussions on important matters.

The chief minister’s decision came 11 days after he took charge on May 23 and held only a few meetings with the officials “

CM also has directed to discourage unnecessary refurbishing and renovating of government offices and official residences,” the CMO said.

These austerity measures come amid Kumaraswamy’s announcement to waive off loans borrowed by farmers, for which the state government is drawing up a plan to ensure the waiver does not hit Karnataka’s fiscal situation

Chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday asked farmers in Karnataka to give details of their loans, including the amount and if it had been utilized, to the deputy commissioners of their districts within the next 15 days.

In a meeting on 31st May 2018 Chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy “I am committed to waiving off farm loans,” he said told farmers at a meeting convened specially for discussing farm loan waivers, without specifying when the scheme will be implemented. However, in a statement, the chief minister said that all the modalities of the scheme would be ready within the next 15 days.

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