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Expenses for union ministers up 15.4 percent

Posted on Jul 10 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, July 10 : The sum for expenses of union ministers has been increased by 15.4 percent in the current fiscal.

The union budget 2014-15, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in parliament Thursday proposed Rs.433 crore for salaries, tour and other expenses for the union council of ministers as against Rs.375 crore provided for 2013-14.

The allocation also include Rs.38.44 crore for Prime Minister's Office and Rs.271.80 crore for tour expenses of the union ministers, as well as provision for sumptuary and other allowances of the cabinet ministers and ministers of state.

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