The newly appointed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, has gone one step ahead in austerity than Antony.
The day he was to land in Delhi, an entire entourage from Ministry of Defence, headed by Defence Secretary, was waiting for him at the airport, and for security reasons, had a special vehicle for Parrikar. Even before oath-taking, everyone knew what portfolio he would get, so MoD babus were there in full force.
Parrikar landed, came out of the airport, took an auto-rickshaw, and left for his Goa Sadan guesthouse, without bothering about the vehicles waiting there.
There is a joke in the services that he comes to office in his own old scooter!!