Himachal Budget: Annual outlay for 2023-24 will be Rs 9523.82 crore, brainstorming in MLA priority meeting – Proposed Annual Estimated Budget Plans Of Rs. 9523.82 Crore For The Year 2023-24


The CM presided over the MLA priority meeting held in Sukhu regarding the budget.
– Photo: Amar Ujala


The Himachal Pradesh government has proposed an annual outlay of Rs 9523.82 crore for the Annual Plan 2023-24. This information was given by the Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu while presiding over the meeting held at the Secretariat on Wednesday to decide the priorities of the MLAs of Una, Hamirpur, Kullu and Sirmaur districts. He said that the legislators should present their priorities from the point of view of solving the challenges of the future. He said that the budget of the state government will decide the direction for the next five years. Sukhu said that discussions in the meeting would yield important suggestions for deciding the direction of development in the state. Financial discipline is needed for the state, in which the cooperation of the opposition is necessary. To make the state self-sufficient, the expenditure has to be reduced. The CM said that the government is committed to balanced development of all regions and welfare of all sections.

He asked the officers to prepare balanced plans and speed up their implementation. He said that along with the development of tourism sector, the government is focusing on adopting electric vehicles from the point of view of environmental protection. The government will adopt zero tolerance towards corruption. Public grievances will be resolved effectively. All the goals will be achieved through changes in the system. Seven days have been prescribed for notification of tenders, while 20 days have been prescribed for awarding tenders. Sukhu urged the Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments and Deputy Commissioners not to hesitate in redressing the problems and complaints raised by the MLAs and take necessary action on their valuable suggestions.

Instructions to make full use of the budget of 962 crores under NABARD

The CM directed the Public Works and Jal Shakti Department to make full use of the budget of Rs 962 crore for the financial year 2022-23 under NABARD and submit the reimbursement claims to the NABARD office before March 15, 2023. He directed for time-bound disposal of formalities like FCA, FR and gift deed etc. to reduce the delay in preparation of project reports of the schemes given by the MLAs. He said that the concerned department and the Deputy Commissioner should review the priorities every month and send the report to the government.

Sukhu instructed the education department to submit a detailed report of all school buildings by February 15, 2023.

Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu directed the Education Department to give a detailed report of all the school buildings by February 15, 2023, as to what is the condition of the students sitting in them. He said this in the MLA priority meeting. During this, many MLAs have talked about increasing the limit of the MLA Priority Scheme.