Cut Down On Expenditure, H D Kumaraswamy Tells Officials

H D Kumaraswamy also told the officers to review proposals on buying new vehicles and discourage renovation of government offices and residences.

Cut Down On Expenditure, H D Kumaraswamy Tells Officials

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today asked officials to reduce extraneous expenses

Bengaluru: Embarking on an austerity drive,days after the JDS-Congress government announced waiver of loans taken by farmers, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today asked officials to reduce extraneous expenses.

"He (chief minister) has instructed the officials to cut down on unnecessary expenditure, if any, in the state administration," said a statement from the chief ministers office here.

Mr Kumaraswamy also told the officers to review proposals on buying new vehicles and discourage renovation of government offices and residences.

The Chief Minister had on May 30 said saving farmers is his government's priority and promised to honour his pre-poll assurance to waive farm loans within 15 days of coming to power.
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