Minister of State (MoS) rank by the State Cabinet has been conferred on the Advocate General for Maharashtra Dr Birendra Saraf.
A Government Resolution (GR) passed on Monday. notified the same.
The Government resolution said that , Saraf will be entitled to services and facilities as a minister as provided in the earlier GR of 2018.
The few benefits that come along with this include an amount of Rs.3,000 monthly allowance for the residential telephone bill, along with an official vehicle (which costs upto ₹20 lakh) with a driver, however he will not be entitled to use a red beacon and national flag on the vehicle.
He would be provided with an official residence as granted to a MoS. He shall be entitled to travel business class on official duty related to government including appearing before the Supreme Court, High Court and other judicial forums and tribunals.
Saraf is the second Advocate General in the State to get an MoS rank from the State Cabinet. His predecessor, Ashutosh Kumbhakoni was the first.
It was after the resignation of after Kumbhakoni
was accepted by the Cabinet, that Saraf was appointed as Advocate General on December 13, 2022.