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Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars

Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars”

"In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided that beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, barring emergency service vehicles, from May 1".

"Only defined emergency services such as ambulances, fire brigade and police vehicles will be allowed to use blue beacon lights atop their vehicles", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here after the meeting of the Union Cabinet.

About six categories of beacons - primarily red, blue and yellow - are in use in India.

The rule will be effective May 1, 2017.

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The decision also intends to strengthen democratic values in the country, he said.

Incidentally, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu has never used a beacon on his auto.

India will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to speed through traffic. "Its abolition would mean that neither the Centre nor the States would have any dignitary that governments can nominate for the usage of red beacons", Jaitley said.

Earlier this year, the Punjab government issued a formal notification prohibiting the use of red beacon light on cars.

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The General Administration Department, which issues guidelines for use of beacons, stated that the Centre has not yet issued the notification banning the beacons.

The decision to ban the VVIP vehicle culture was a result of a meeting chaired by PM Modi. Captain Amarinder Singh and Yogi Adityanath, the new chief ministers of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, have already taken steps to either end or restrict VIP culture. It is a good move by the BJP government towards the culmination of VIP culture in India.

And the whopper - even the Prime Minister and President come under the ban! Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman, health minister J P Nadda, textile minister Smriti Irani, sports minister Vijay Goel, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan, social justice minister Thaawarchand Gehlot and small scale industry minister Giriraj Singh also removed red beacons.

Modi's politically shrewd move has been widely welcomed, but the main opposition Congress party has taken a dig at the decision. In Delhi too, CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced right after his appointment that no state minister or official would use red beacons.

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