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Govt. bans use of red beacon by VIPs from May 1

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

In what could be seen as a major step towards ending the VIP culture prevalent in India, the on Wednesday banned the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the central and state ministers and other VVIPs.

As per sources, the decision taken by the Union Cabinet will be implemented from May 1.

It is reported that five categories would be allowed to use the red beacon- President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of and the Speaker.

The ban applies to union ministers, chief ministers, state cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and judges of the High and Supreme

It was reported last week that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has called a meeting to discuss whether the red beacon should be discarded or restricted to certain dignitaries.

Captain and Yogi Adityanath, the new chief ministers of and Uttar Pradesh, have already taken steps to either end or restrict VIP culture.

In its first cabinet meeting, chaired by Captain Amarinder, the newly formed decided to completely shun the VIP culture by removing the red, yellow and blue beacons from their official vehicles.

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