To ensure that the officers don't stay in posh hotels, accommodation will be provided in government guest houses

Naidus austerity drive Andhra officials asked not to take flights or stay in star hotelsFile photo: Facebook/Andhra Pradesh CM
news Friday, September 25, 2015 - 08:51

In what is being seen as an austerity measure implemented by the Andhra Pradesh government, officials of the state have been barred from travelling by air and also been asked not to stay in star hotels.

As the state's chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been functioning from Vijayawada, a lot of officials have been coming in from Hyderabad.

According to a Deccan Chronicle report, a circular to special chief secretaries, principal secretaries, secretaries and heads of departments, the state said that the officers should not be accompanied by any staff member unless instructed by Naidu or the Chief Secretary. 

The circular also adds that if the return flight tariff between Hyderabad and Vijayawada is higher than Rs 10,000, the officer will need to take a train or bus.

To ensure that the officers don't stay in posh hotels, the state will also provide accommodation in government guest houses and AP Tourism’s hotels.