Jaipur: Rajasthan's Gehlot government is planning to strictly deal with people who do not vacate government accommodation even after their removal from the post of minister. The Rajasthan Minister's Salary (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Assembly on Monday. Through an amendment to the Bill, the government has added a provision to charge rent up to Rs 10,000 per day in case the former minister does not vacate the government bungalow.
It may be mentioned that some ministers of the then government of the state have not vacated government accommodation even after their departure. Because of which the state government is facing a lot of difficulties. After the passage of the bill, former ministers will have to deposit up to Rs 10,000 a day in the government exchequer if they do not vacate government accommodation within the stipulated period.
Cabinet Minister in the state government Harish Chaudhary has said that after leaving office, the public representatives should follow the rule of vacating government accommodation within the stipulated time. In Jaipur, two government residences have been occupied by former ministers. One of the bungalows is in front of Sawai Mansingh Hospital, with MP Kirodi Lal Meena, while the second bungalow under the possession of MLA Narpat Singh Rajvi is in the Civil Lines.