The Indian Media has been blowing it up on how PM Modi has toured the world like no other Indian Prime Minister till date. However here’s a surprise,
The Union finance accounts for 2014-15 states that he has managed to keep the overall travel bill below the budgetary allocation by Rs 2 crore.
Also the savings on salaries and allowances of Modi’s ministers has also been upped by a notch. The reduction in salary bills and allowances of ministers during the financial year has been between 17%-24%.
According to the finance accounts, the expenditure of the PMO has come down from Rs 39.70 crore to Rs 36.45 crore but that of the cabinet secretariat has significantly increased from Rs 56 crore in the RE to Rs 70.51 crore actuals.
During the last year of the UPA-II, the expenditure of the PMO was Rs 31 crore and the cabinet secretariat was Rs 40 crore.