Rs 960 crore per annum. That's the estimated savings if state government offices across Karnataka switch over to a five-day week. And that savings could be used to construct 30 flyovers, each estimated at Rs 32 crore.
The break-up is as follows: the largest single head of expenditure is on power, around 20%. The next big chunk is diesel, 18%, followed by telephone bills, other allowances and miscellaneous expenses.
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But, far better would be to downsize substantially. Currently, you have 50 departments, 75 PSUs, 60,000 offices, 50,000 schools and hospitals, employing over 9 lakh people, largely unproductively. For more on that, read