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Govt approves Vote on Account for Meghalaya for April-July

india Updated: Mar 30, 2009 16:05 IST

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With Meghalaya under President's rule, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved Rs 1,540.87 crore Vote on Account for the state for the first four months of the next fiscal.

The Cabinet also gave nod to Rs 215.26 crore supplementary demand for grants during the current fiscal for Meghalaya.

Two ordinances will be issued in this regard after receipt of assent by President Pratibha Patil, Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

The state is under President's rule since March 19, 2009, and hence the state budget has to be cleared by the centre through the issue of ordinances, as Parliament is not in session.

The amount sought for the supplementary demands for 2008-09 is Rs 215.26 crore to meet the urgent, unavoidable and specific items of expenditure during the current financial year.

"The bulk of the proposed appropriation comprises central transfers like JNNURM, NOAPS, central shares under various programme besides NABARD loans," the government said.

The proposed Meghalaya Appropriation (Vote-on-Account) Ordinance, 2009 has been worked out for the first four months of the next fiscal and the amount covered under it is Rs 1,540.87 crore.