Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu chaired a review meeting on finance, planning and investment (FP& I) department which focuses at strengthening the department and preparation of the Budget for the upcoming financial year.
CM Khandu said that the department of FP&I is the main engine of the government and its efficiency is of utmost concern and priority. He said that the public has given mandate to this government so that we come up to their expectations.
The Chief Minister further stated that the recent Cabinet has decided that all schemes and projects must be proposed through proper procedure and reflected in Budget adding that individually motivated projects which find itself through State Annual Development Agenda and State Infrastructure Development Fund Scheme has been stopped. Khandu said that such steps will be enable for greater transparency in the entire project implementation process and unnecessary harassment to government employees and public leaders on account of individual schemes will be minimized.
Khandu also reiterated that inclusion of new proposals must be discouraged at the revised estimate stage and only the budgeted projects that require additional funding may be considered. The CM who has chaired the review meeting held on Saturday at his office at Itanagar said that the department should focus on long-term perspective plan and accordingly it should plan the budget of the current year.
Talking about the usage of funds, Khandu said that the department can fully utilize the fund allocated for projects so that no funds remain unused.