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There would be a complete ban on creation of new posts except for the health & family welfare department, said the government. (Photo @CMO_Odisha)

Ban on foreign tours, buying cars as Odisha limits expenses to fight Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 10:06 PM IST
The state finance secretary said if any officer has to travel, then no reimbursement would be allowed for occupancy in any hotel in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
The expenditure on foreign tours will remain completely banned and government officials are not allowed business class fare during air travel and in first class compartments of trains under government expenses. (Photo @bhupeshbaghel)
The expenditure on foreign tours will remain completely banned and government officials are not allowed business class fare during air travel and in first class compartments of trains under government expenses. (Photo @bhupeshbaghel)

Covid-19: Freeze on new posts, transfers as Chhattisgarh on austerity drive

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Departments have been directed to organise minimum possible meetings and to curtail the expenses on events such as conferences, seminars, government programmes.
Giving details of how the crisis has affected Assam’s economy, Himanta Sarma informed that while GST collections for April 2019 was Rs 932 crore, this month the figure was just Rs 193 crore — a drop of 80% in collection. (Photo @himantabiswa)
Giving details of how the crisis has affected Assam’s economy, Himanta Sarma informed that while GST collections for April 2019 was Rs 932 crore, this month the figure was just Rs 193 crore — a drop of 80% in collection. (Photo @himantabiswa)

‘No functions or 5-star hotel stay’: Assam cuts costs to fight Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The Assam government has decided not to cut salaries of its employees for the month of April. But instead of paying it on the first of every month, this time it will be paid on the eighth day of the new month.
Shahrukh Khan who is West Bengal’s brand ambassador with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Shahrukh Khan who is West Bengal’s brand ambassador with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

SRK, Bengal actors contribute to Mamata Banerjee’s kitty to fight Covid-19 as state goes for austerity

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Shahrukh Khan donated an unspecified amount to the chief minister’s emergency relief fund and also announced that IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and his NGO, Meer Foundation, will give 50,000 personal protection kits for health workers to Bengal and Maharashtra.
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