Shimla: Marking a distinction between private and official duties; Sarveen Chaudhary, minister for social welfare, traveled by bus as an ordinary citizen from Kangra to Delhi to attend a private function.
Sarveen Chaudhary is married to army officer Colonel Pawn Kumar, who has been stationed in the national capital for the last three years.
Sarveen boarded a Volvo bus from Gaggal (Kangra) on Sunday after relieving the accompanying staff and the official vehicle allotted to her in order to attend her 21st marriage anniversary at Delhi
Before leaving for Delhi, Sarveen told a regional Hindi paper that propriety demanded that private and officials duties be kept apart.
â€œFor the last week I have been touring the state and I did use the official car for the purpose. Now that Iâ€™m headed for a private function, using an official vehicle for it would be a misuse of public money,â€ she said.