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NC deliberates on Budget

Posted on :11 June 2020

The House deliberated on the National Budget Report for the Financial Year 2020-21 which also included the Budget Appropriation for FY 2020-21 and the Supplementary Budget Appropriation for FY 2019-20. Deliberating on the report, some members raised concerns over the government’s budget policies of deferring LTC and withholding transfer benefits for civil servants and made suggestions of exploring alternative measures if available. Some Members were content with these measures. Some Members suggested for the deferment of Waste and Stray Dog Management and Water Flagship Programs in order curb expenditure, while some supported these Programs as prioritized by the government. While deliberating on the report, the House with the show of hands unanimously endorsed the Annual Financial Statements for FY 2018-19. Members also highly commended the governments recent decision to allocate the Dolomite mines to the State Mining Corporation Limited. This is in keeping with the provisions of the Constitution and also places the interest of the nation and people at the forefront. Members also deliberated on financial burden and delay of Punatsangchu hydro projects, compensation for crop damage and loss of livestock, importance of cold storage facilities amongst others. The House will continue with the deliberation tomorrow.

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