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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bahuguna assesses fiscal position of U’khand


Dehradun, March 14
Still to constitute his Cabinet and prove his majority in the Assembly, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today said that the government would be presenting a vote-on-account to deal with the expenditure side of the government’s budget for the coming few months.
On the first day at the Chief Minister’s office today, Vijay Bahuguna said that the government would first pass the vote-on-account for meeting out immediate expenditure of the government for the coming months, which would be followed by the general budget.
The Chief Minister also held a meeting today with the officers at his office and sought information on the progress of the Centrally-sponsored schemes and tried to assess the fiscal position of the state. “I have asked the officials to present a detailed report on the work being carried under their departments and problems being faced by them,” he said.
Chief Minister Bahuguna also asked the officials to take immediate decisions for those programmes that would require sanctions in the month of March.
He also asked the Principal Secretary, Health, to propagate the schemes that the Central Government had launched under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). He sought a report on the progress of the medical colleges being built by the state and the Centre.
He specifically asked the concerned officials to ensure that roads were in fit condition in the state, especially in the rural areas, and also asked the officials of the Transport Department to explore the possibilities of starting CNG powered transportation services in Dehradun.
With a focus on Tehri, the Chief Minister asked the senior officials of the Tourism Department to prepare a report on harnessing tourism potential of Tehri lake and it’s surrounding areas. 

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