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Assam CM directs all departments to utilize govt. fund within Mar 31
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Assam CM directs all departments to utilize govt. fund within Mar 31

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Feb 2017, 09:29 pm
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IBNS) : In a bid to expedite the utilization of central funds, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issued stern directions to all government departments to complete proper utilization of the same within Mar 31, 2017.

While reviewing the fund utilization of government schemes in a meeting held today in the CM’s conference hall at Janata Bhawan, the Assam CM further asked the departments to take appropriate measures to utilize the fund following due rules and procedures.

Noteworthy to mention that as against the release of central fund of Rs. 12,584.80 crore by the previous state government from April 1, 2015 to Feb 23, 2016, the present state government has released an amount of Rs. 17,690.81 crore upto Feb 23, 2017.

Sonowal said that the central government is very much eager to release more funds for expediting development in the state.

“Keeping this in mind, all government departments will have to spend the fund within a fixed time frame” adding that proper use of the fund will have to be ensured,” the Assam CM said.

Sonowal also asked the heads of the departments to visit Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao every fortnight to take stock of progress of work and utilization of fund.

Sonowal also directed the concerned Deputy Commissioners to strictly monitor the execution of works to ensure their quality.

The Assam CM reviewed the implementation of PMGSY in the state under which eight thousand kilometres of roads to be constructed connecting 5,766 villages and directed the PWD department to ensure completion of the work within fixed timeframe.

Further as a partner state of the forthcoming International Handloom Expo to be held at Gujarat, the Assam CM also directed the Handloom & Textiles Department to showcase the colourful handloom products of different communities of the state to take it to an international level.

Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam VK Pipersenia and other senior officials of state government were present in the meeting.

 

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)