While the state authorities is going through a money crunch owing to the shrinking income receipts amid Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, the state gave particular permission to purchase six high-end automobiles for 4 ministers, a bureaucrat and a division. The automobiles will value ₹1.37 crore to the exchequer.
The six Innova Crysta seven-seater automobiles costing ₹22.83 lakh every are meant to be used of faculty training minister Varsha Gaikwad, her deputy (MoS) Bachchu Kadu, sports activities minister Sunil Kedar, his deputy Aditi Tatkare, the extra chief secretary of the college training and sports activities division, whereas the sixth automobile is for the workplace use of the division. A authorities decision (GR) giving sanction for the acquisition from a Mumbai-based company was issued on Saturday.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has given particular sanction for buy as the worth of the automobiles was exceeding the accepted restrict of ₹20 lakh for autos utilized by ministers.
The state has sustained income lack of greater than ₹50,000 crore prior to now 4 months because of the lockdown introduced after the outbreak of the pandemic. Officials within the finance division stated distinctive sanction for the autos meant for the secretary and workplace use was unwarranted.