Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today gave away red beacon from his official car, while asking all the cabinet ministers to also follow him.
“The Chief minister has removed red beacon from his official car. The instructions are also issued to all the cabinet ministers to remove it from their official car,” a senior official from chief minister’s office said.
Union cabinet on Wednesday has decided to ban the use of red beacon atop vehicles of dignitaries and government officials, including the Prime Minister and the President.
“I believe that VIP culture has to be reduced. Except for PM and the President there is no requirement of red beacon mounted cars,” Parrikar told reporters here.
He said he was yet to formally receive the decision of the union cabinet but would follow the directives immediately.
State ministers Vijai Sardesai and Rohan Khuante who were present for the meeting with the chief minister also asked their staff to remove the red beacon from their cars immediately.