Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned his ministers against staying in five-star hotels and availing any benefit from public sector undertakings attached to their ministries.
As per sources, he is reported to be unhappy with the tendency of some ministers’ preference to stay in five-star hotels instead of government accommodations. PM Modi made it clear to the ministers that they should stick to government accommodation while they are on official duty and not give into the “temptation” of staying in five-star hotels.
He also told his ministers that he was not happy with reports of some of them using vehicles from public sector undertakings under their ministries. He made clear that he will not tolerate any misuse of vehicles of PSUs, either by ministers or their families.
The PM is learnt to have minced few words as he expressed concern over the signs that some ministers may have begun to use the benefits of office. This has created a commotion with several ministers instructing their staff to ensure that no vehicles from PSUs are included for personal use. The ministers have also asked their personal staff to ensure that no “perks” from PSUs are entertained for personal use.
The PM has also made it clear that he will brook no compromise with his ‘zero tolerance to corruption’ stance.