Curbs on frequent travel of officials to Delhi and other states, holding conferences and meeting at star hotels are among the measures announced by the West Bengal government to curtail "avoidable expenditure" of different departments, a senior West Bengal government official said.
The 'Circular of Economic Measures', issued yesterday,spelt out the other measures such as using video conferencing instead of calling district officials to Kolkata, the official said.
It also imposed restrictions on the creation of new posts, purchase of new vehicles and offering expensive gifts,the official said.
The circular, signed by chief secretary Malay De, also stipulated minimum expenditure on the decoration of meeting venues and offering simple lunch packets, the official said.
Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.