The Jharkhand government decided on Thursday that it would pay Rs 2.06 crore for the month-long charter plan services, an official said.
Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel said the cabinet had approved the proposal to have “a fixed-wing charter flight service” on the basis of a month-long nomination for “official travels of dignitaries and dignitaries out of the state”.
“The service period will apply from August 31,” she said.
The coalition of MLAs and ministers of the state’s ruling UPA alliance went to neighboring Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to fend off a possible BJP attempt to poach during the state’s ongoing political crisis.
A charter plane carrying 32 MLAs, including ministers, took them to Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh.
Four ministers – Alamgir Alam, Badal Patralekh, Bana Gupta and Rameshwar Orawon – returned to Ranchi on Wednesday for the scheduled cabinet meeting.
The ministers are likely to return to Chhattisgarh within a day or two.