The federal government has banned the purchase of all kinds of vehicles and new recruitment in all ministries and divisions in the fiscal year 2019-20.
A committee, chaired by the finance secretary (expenses) and consisting of six other members, would be constituted to review the need for recruitment and vehicles.
Utility expenses would be rationalised and expenses of water, power, and gas would be regulated by principal accounting officers.
Expenses would be limited to the money allocated in the budget.
Members of the committee headed by the finance secretary include senior joint secretary and joint secretary (finance), senior joint secretary and joint secretary (expenses) of the relevant ministry or division, financial and accounting officer of the relevant ministry or division and Grade 20 officer of the relevant ministry, division and department and deputy secretary (expenses) of the Ministry of Finance.