Arunachal Deputy CM Chowna Mein Presents Vote On Accounts For Four Months
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Thursday presented the Vote on Account for the year 2019-20 for four months from April 1 to July 31 this year. With Assembly elections due in April-May this year, Mein who also holds the finance portfolio, presented the Vote on Accounts for four months to meet up State’s expenditures for the period, till a full-fledged budget is placed in the Assembly.
The provision of Vote on Accounts represents the estimated requirements of gross expenditure during the period from April 1 to July 31 next. The Deputy Chief Minister also presented the supplementary demands for grant for the year 2018-19 and the report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended March 2017 along with the Epitome of CAG’s report on the State Government for the same year.
Four important government bills were also introduced on the inaugural day of the three-day Assembly Session. Home Minister Kumar Waii introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2019 to amend the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act 2014 (Act No 7 of 2014). Waii, who also holds the portfolio of Town Planning and Urban Local Bodies, introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Bill 2019.
The bill is aimed to make a legal framework and mechanism for establishment and constitution of a Municipal Corporation in the State and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
Tax & Excise Minister Jarkar Gamlin introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Bill 2019 to amend the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017.
Education Minister Honchun Ngandam introduced the Arunachal Pradesh State Higher Education Bill 2019 in order to make Arunachal Pradesh State Higher Education Council (APSHEC) functional.
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