Capital Expdt achieves 102 pc growth; tax, non-tax revenue also up: LG

‘Monitor progress on transit accommodation for package staff’

Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu, Mar 1: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a review meeting on budgetary expenditure in Jammu Kashmir at Civil Secretariat today.
The meeting was attended by Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Dheeraj Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Forests; Santosh D Vaidya, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Administrative Secretaries and senior officials.
Sinha took appraisal of the department-wise progress achieved in the financial year 2023-24 and called upon the officials for 100% utilization of funds available under Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Capex.
“It is heartening to see that capital expenditure has achieved 102 percent growth in 2023-24 as compared to 2018-19. We have also registered an impressive increase in Excise and other Tax & non-tax Revenue. These are the indicators of a streamlined financial prudence system in place in the Union Territory”, he said
“J&K is touching greater heights today as the focus on massive infrastructure development is towards meeting the aspirations of people and building Aatm-Nirbhar J&K,” the Lt Governor added.
He asked the Administrative Secretaries and senior officials to ensure the timely submission of Utilization Certificates. The Lt Governor directed the departments to explore all possibilities to further improve revenue realization and follow the instructions of the administration to adhere to the austerity measures to cut the expenditure.
An integrated system should also be developed by all the departments for procurement of products from Self Help Groups and MSMEs, he said.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Sinha directed the Administrative Secretaries and senior officials of the Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Department and PWD (R&B) to closely monitor the progress on Transit accommodations for PM Package employees.