Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in a Facebook post today clarified that Cabinet ministers are not allowed to keep their duty vehicles after the completion of their tenures.
He said, “Duty vehicles belong to the government – they are provided to us to help fulfill our official responsibilities and serve our people while we are in office. It is not an entitlement; we cannot keep the duty vehicles after our tenures.”
The issue arose when in the absence of the Prime Minister the Finance Minister and other present Cabinet Ministers declined and failed to clarify if they would keep their BG Prado’s or not in response to a question from an Opposition MP.
The Prime Minister himself returned his government Prado in his capacity as the then Opposition Leader, earning widespread praise when all other former ministers converted their BG Prados into their own private vehicles.