Haryana Finance Department has issued instructions that the scheme-wise budget proposals for 2019-20 should be realistic and formulated on the basis of actual expenditure of previous years,

November 08, 2018
  • Chandigarh, November 6- Haryana Finance Department has issued instructions that the scheme-wise budget proposals for 2019-20 should be realistic and formulated on the basis of actual expenditure of previous years, keeping in view the tentative minimum requirement of the Department. The Capital and Revenue classification of each scheme may be worked out separately. 
  • While stating this here today, an official spokesman of the Finance Department said that provision of State Share should be kept under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes to match the corresponding Central Share. Government of India has changed the funding pattern in some of the schemes. Accordingly, the provision of State Share as well as Centre Share be kept after confirmation of the concerned Ministry of the Government of India.
  • He said that sufficient funds should be kept for ongoing works in existing so that these can be completed without problem.  Funds should be kept for the committed liability of the Department under existing schemes. All ongoing Schemes should be reviewed and the schemes which have outlived their utility must be closed down and the existing staff created under the scheme, if any, be transferred to other schemes.
  • He said that restructuring of existing schemes should be done. For instance, department may like to discontinue or merge the schemes having annual outlay of  Rs  five crore or less. This would enable the Department to rationalize its existing schemes to achieve optimum results within the given resources. Schemes with similar objectives should be clubbed together to avoid overlapping. No new State scheme should be formulated if similar objectives are covered under any Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Efforts be made to formulate new schemes by augmenting resources from NABARD, NCRPB or EAP etc. 
  • The Department may explore the possibility of using all Centrally Sponsored Schemes which are presently not being implemented in Haryana but are being implemented successfully in other States. Possibilities of New Projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) may be explored to invite private entrepreneurship and capital into areas being regulated by the Department. The funds available for the flagship programmes, wherever applicable, should be taken into consideration while finalising allocations.
  • He said that for SCSP Component, the funds earmarked under should be allocated only for those schemes (both Centre and State Share) which ensure direct benefit to Scheduled Castes families. The funds earmarked under SCSP will be non divertible. Non-utilization of funds under SCSP will lead to proportionate cut in the outlay of the Department. The guidelines issued by Welfare of SC&BC Department from time to time in this regard may be adhered to.