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Ensure proper implementation of budget announcements: CS to dept heads

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary Naresh Kumar on Friday directed all departmental heads to ensure that budget announcements made for the state last month by deputy chief minister Chowna Mein are implemented in letter and spirit.  

The direction from the chief secretary came during a meeting held here in connection with the annual action plan of the central and state sponsored schemes and budget announcements of 2022-23.

Addressing the principal secretaries, commissioners, directors, deputy commissioners and other senior officers of the government, Kumar asked all to take serious note of the policy documents.

“It is the responsibility of the department concerned to ensure that the policy documents of the budget announcement and the central and state sponsored schemes see the light of the day with any delay,” he said.

Adding that every budget announcement will be given proportionate allocation, Kumar asked the departments to set timeframes to achieve the targets for the same.

“The government will view it seriously if the targets are not achieved in the proposed timeframe,” he said.

Since the year 2022 has been declared as the ‘Year of E-governance’, the chief secretary, while reviewing the e-governance projects under the department of information technology and communication said “all files between the directorates and secretariat should move through e-office from May 01.”

Similarly, by June 01, e-office cells should be developed in the offices of all the deputy commissioners and all utilization certificates should be communicated through it, he said.

The chief secretary also asked the officers concerned to ensure that VSAT/ OFC connections to schools, police stations and all the circle headquarters are established at the earliest.

Kumar on the day also reviewed the status of e-Treasury and Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS), the e-Seva portal, e-Telemedicine, e-learning in schools, Hospital Management Information System, e-Indigenous cultural portal, CM dashboard, etc.

A total of 10 government departments presented a detailed presentation on budget announcement, central and state sponsored schemes on the day.

The other departments—fisheries, PHE & Water Sanitation, health & family welfare, education, rural development, science & technology, urban development, indigenous affairs, art & culture—were given timeframes to achieve the budget announcements targets based on a mission mode.

The remaining departments would present their action plans in the coming weeks.

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