Jammu and Kashmir withdraws red beacons for top officials
Posted on Feb 26 2014 | IANS
Jammu, Feb 26 : The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday forbade the use of red beacons on the official vehicles of the chief secretary, the director general of police and the state advocate general.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mir Saiffullah told the state assembly here Wednesday that the permission to use red beacons on official vehicles for the three has been withdrawn.
The state cabinet had Monday had allowed the use of red beacons on the official vehicles of the three dignitaries but did not extend this to the legislators.
Cutting across party lines, legislators, including those from the ruling National Conference the opposition Peoples Democratic Party had Tuesday protested the cabinet decision.
The legislators asserted that they should be allowed red beacons as they constitutionally enjoyed a higher status than the three dignitaries.