BANGALORE: Despite the government ban on foreign tours by bureaucrats and netas, a group of IAS officers and an adviser to the CM have left for San Francisco and Taiwan.
Economic adviser to CM, KV Raju, infrastructure development principal secretary Rajkumar Khatri, finance principal secretary LV Nagarajan, e-governance principal secretary MN Vidyashankar and Shashidhar from Udyog Mitra left on Sunday for a eight-day tour in connection with the Global Investors' Meet II.
In view of drought, the CM directed officials and politicians not to go on tours for two months. On Saturday, additional chief secretary K Jairaj issued a ban order on foreign tours for the said period. When TOI contacted Jairaj, he said he didn't have details of their tour. "I don't know when they left.''
Social welfare minister A Narayanaswamy, meanwhile, has left on a personal tour of the US with his family.