Uncertainty looms over Annual Plan 2015-16

Uncertainty looms over Annual Plan 2015-16

Only departmental meetings to discuss the plan proposals and revised estimates for current plan, barring PHE Irrigation and Flood Control department, could be held as per the scheduled dates

Uncertainty looms over the presentation of Annual Plan 2015-16 as the government had to reschedule the budget meetings in view of NITI- Ayog meeting.

Sources privy to exercise informed Greater Kashmir that the scheduled plan meetings had been revised after centre invited Governor N N vohra to attend first Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on Feb 8.

“The Planning and Development Department and Finance Department got involved in consolidation of financial position of the state so as to present it at the NITI Ayog meeting,” they said and added that as consolidation under different sectors make a hectic task, the Plan meetings were rescheduled.                                            

“Only departmental meetings to discuss the plan proposals and revised estimates for current plan, barring PHE Irrigation and Flood Control department, could be held as per the scheduled dates,” they said.   

The   meetings to discuss proposals and revised estimates for current plan for the districts were also rescheduled, they added.       

Sources said that the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Irrigation and Flood Control department meeting, earlier scheduled for January 28, was deferred for Feb 9.

“The meetings to discuss district plans for 10 districts of Jammu province was earlier scheduled to be held on February 5 and discussions for districts of Kashmir province on February 6 have been rescheduled for February 11 and 12, respectively”, sources added.  

The said that that the finalization exercise includes  review of  project proposals and demands under all major heads, including State Plan, Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme (PMRP).   

It is pertinent to mention here that last year the state government had projected a plan size of Rs 11900 crore   including Rs 7300 crore state plan, Rs 4000 crore CSS and Rs 600 crore Prime Minister Reconstruction PMRP.