Bric a Brac

Gadkari’s woes

cautious about bugs

sept14-img-2Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Surface Transport and Shipping, has learnt a lot since crossing paths with Income Tax authorities. He is very cautious now. Aware that the homes of ministers are bugged before he came into this post, sources disclose that he even invited a private detective to check his residence. It was discovered that the situation was fishy. Some newspapers carried a banner headline but he managed to hush up the news. Since then, Gadkari is more vigilant as far as ministry matters are concerned. He has told his officers to bring files to him with clear notings with their opinion of the task to be done and if not, why it should not be done. Apart from changing the work culture in the ministry, he is cautiously following the austerity mantra of the Modi government. Recently, he had to hold a press conference and, as he is heading three ministries, there was confusion on who would foot the bill. Officers of all three ministries called the PIB to enquire. They were told that whichever ministry is holding the press conference will foot the bill. Ministry officials asked how many food packets were needed for the media. The PIB officer jokingly remarked: 100 packets for actual working journalists, 60 packets for freeloaders and 40 packets for paraphernalia of the Minister and a little more for the few local PIB and ministry staff!

Vol. 8, issue 6 | SEPTEMBER | 2014

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