Foreign Trips Of Ministers, MLAs Under Check

30 September 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: The department of Economic Affairs under the Union Ministry of Finance in a letter addressed to Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories has said that proposals regarding foreign travel of ministers/members of State legislatures/officials of States/Union Territories have to be submitted to the department at least three weeks in advance meeting all procedural requirements otherwise it would be difficult on its part to clear such proposals.

The letter further said, "....it has been noticed that the proposals regarding foreign visits of Ministers/Members of legislative Assemblies/Officials of State/UT Govts often do not contain the complete details (i.e Political Clearance, FCRA clearance etc.) and are also not submitted well in time".