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CS lays stress on follow-up action on Budget

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 8 :  V. K. Pipersenia, the Chief Secretary of Assam, held a meeting with senior-most Secretaries of all the Departments today on the follow-up action to be taken on the Budget announcements along with the budgetary provisions for 2017-18 as per direction of the  Chief Minister and the  Fince Minister, Assam.

After a detailed deliberation, a number of decisions regarding the implementation of the Budget Proposals were made. It has been decided that all the Administrative Departments will come up with Detailed Budget Implementation Plans for each of the schemes/proposals announced in the Budget.

Further, it has been decided that the Administrative Departments will draw up the guidelines of the New Schemes which have been announced in the Budget before March 15, 2017. Also, the Administrative Departments have been instructed to initiate steps immediately for Advance Procurement for those existing schemes for which allocations have been made in this Budget pending Fincial Sanction till the passing of the Budget in the Assembly. Further, in case the guidelines of the existing schemes need modifications to accommodate the Budget Proposals, work on this front should also be done immediately and necessary steps for Advance Procurement should be initiated.

In the meeting, it was impressed upon everyone that as Budget 2017-18 was advanced by over a month as compared to earlier years, the departments should take full advantage of it and take all necessary advance action so as to ensure that fincial sanction and fund release can take place from April 1, 2017.

     The Chief Secretary will review the progress of various Administrative Departments with regards to the Preparation of the “Budget Implementation Plan” next week.

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