PATNA: The Bihar cabinet headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar in a significant move today abolished the payment of advances to state government employees and judicial officers for buying car and bikes.
The cabinet, however, increased advances to government employees for construction and expansion work of house.
“The state cabinet has taken a decision to abolish advances for state government staff and judicial officers to buy car and motorcycle. The decision has been taken in the backdrop Centre’s decision to do away with the provisions of advances in view of seventh pay commission’s recommendations,”Principal Secretary Cabinet department Arun Kumar was quoted by news agency PTI as telling reporters on Monday.
So far, the state government employees had been availing the facility of getting advances of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 30,000 for the purchase of car and bikes respectively whereas the Judicial Officers were getting Rs 8 lakh as advance for buying car, as per reports.