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Haryana fails to meet expenditure target: CAG

chandigarh Updated: Feb 27, 2012 19:45 IST

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The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said Haryana has not met its target of Rs 11,100-crore planned expenditure.

In its latest report for the year 2010-11, the CAG has found that the state spent Rs 10,635.02 crore against the planned expenditure of Rs 11,100 crore, leaving Rs 464.80 crore unspent.

The gap between proposed expenditure and actual expenditure arose due to various reasons, including non-implementation of several planned schemes and withdrawing some of the approved schemes, the report said.

In 2009-10, Haryana spent Rs 9,624.44 crore against the proposed expenditure of Rs 10,400 crore in the annual Plan.

Notably, Haryana failed to provide any budget for 84 plan schemes of Rs 2,717.36 crore in 11th Plan period (2007-12).

The major schemes which were deprived of funds included land reclamation and water management for Japanese bank (Rs 115 crore), Haryana state road improvement project (Rs 1,000 crore) and extension of water supply sewerage facilities (Rs 500 crore).

A total of 112 schemes with an outlay of Rs 1,346.55 crore were included in approved annual plan for 2010-11 but they were not implemented by the state government, the CAG said.

The report also found holes in the estimates prepared during the state Budget and said various budgetary assumptions were unrealistic.

Sales tax collection of Rs 11,500 crore was fixed in budget estimates (BE) for 2010-11 and it was revised to Rs 12,300 crore after raising the VAT rate from 4 to 5 per cent and imposing surcharge of 5 per cent starting April 2010. However, the actual receipts turned out to be Rs 11,082 crore.

The CAG pointed out that estimates were unrealistic in this case as state could not collect targeted collection of taxes.

The government auditor also said in its report that the state had fixed growth of 9.85 per cent in tax revenue receipts at Rs 22,543.86 crore for 2010-11 though actual collection turned out to be Rs 24,279 crore, 25 per cent higher than the collection of Rs 19,352 crore in 2009-10.