UT to demand Rs 500 cr more from Centre

The UT Administration has decided to demand Rs 500 crore more under non-plan from the Union Government, terming the funds allocated to it under the budget insufficient.

Also, the UT Administration has directed all its departments to submit their plans for the year and requirements regarding the budget allocation in the ensuing fiscal year. This is because the UT Administration has also been directed by the MHA to submit its requirements for the budget allocation in 2013-14.

For the current financial year, the Union Government had given it Rs 2,916.01 crore. Under the plan head, the UT Administration had been allocated Rs 737.23 crore, whereas under the non-plan head, the Administration was allocated Rs 2,178.78 crore.

A senior official of the UT Administration said that they reviewed the budget amount and decided that they need Rs 500 crore more to meet ever-rising financial demands.

For the medical and health services, the UT Administration had received Rs 87.69 crore for medical education and research, the trauma hospital, the mental health institute and for the government institute for mentally challenged children.

The UT Administration had received Rs 45.27 crore for housing for government employees, residential houses for police personnel, the Burail Jail building and houses for Scheduled Castes.

Besides, the UT Administration had also received Rs 246 crore under the urban development head for state capital projects, JNNURM schemes, work at the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex, basic amenities for economically weaker sections, solid waste management and allied activities and other administrative work.

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