In view of declining state income amid the coronavirus outbreak, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, requesting her to launch Rs 7,434 crore grants, really helpful by the 15th Finance Fee, inside this quarter of the present fiscal.
He requested Ms Sitharaman to launch Rs 5, 018 crore for panchayati raj establishments and Rs 2,416 crore for city native our bodies for the monetary yr 2020-21, as per suggestion of the Finance Fee.
If the quantity is launched within the first quarter of the fiscal, it will likely be useful for the federal government to implement piped ingesting water undertaking and drainage scheme, the state finance minister stated in his letter.
The deputy chief minister additionally urged the centre to increase funds for cost of salaries of the college lecturers and the central share of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
An quantity of Rs 2,499 crore below the SSA programme will probably be spent to pay salaries of contractual lecturers within the first quarter.
As well as, round Rs 999 crore will probably be used in direction of wage cost to school lecturers on this April-June quarter, the state finance minister stated.
He stated an quantity of Rs 767 crore has already been paid to universities for wage cost, as per the suggestions of the seventh Pay Fee.
In response to the rules laid down by the UGC, 50 per cent of it must be borne by the central authorities, he added.