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Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

CAG report: HP fiscal deficit down by 9.2% in 2018-19

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Only 33% of the revenue receipts came from the state’s own resources comprising taxes and non-taxes; central transfers brought in the remaining 67%; state improves vis-a-vis share of capital expenditure to total expenditure
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Jai Ram presents tax-free budget in Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 10:39 PM IST
With 25 new schemes, the budget estimate is around 11% higher than what was for the 2019-20 fiscal.
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CM ashok gehlot giving final touches to the State Budget 2020-21 at CMO on Wednesday.
CM ashok gehlot giving final touches to the State Budget 2020-21 at CMO on Wednesday.

Funds for social services highlight Rajasthan budget

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rajasthan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:33 AM IST
Gehlot said the government was dedicated to promoting a nirogi Rajasthan (healthy Rajasthan); farmers’ prosperity; the welfare of women, children and elderly; workers, students and youth; promoting education; improving availability of water and electricity and ensuring better roads; and improving skills.
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Telangana chief minister KCR attributed the slashing of the budget to the overall economic slowdown in the country, which had its effect on Telangana as well.(TWITTER.)
Telangana chief minister KCR attributed the slashing of the budget to the overall economic slowdown in the country, which had its effect on Telangana as well.(TWITTER.)

5 months on, KCR slashes his state budget by 20 percent amid slowdown worries

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:12 PM IST
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi returned to power for a second successive term in December 2018, but the chief minister presented only a vote-on-account budget in February this year on the ground that there was no clarity on devolution of funds from the Centre in view of the Lok Sabha elections.
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No state is achiever (top category) in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - 5 that is gender equality, but Uttar Pradesh is third last in the tally prepared by the NITI aayog earlier this year.(Representative image)
No state is achiever (top category) in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - 5 that is gender equality, but Uttar Pradesh is third last in the tally prepared by the NITI aayog earlier this year.(Representative image)

UP: Higher gender budget a breather but missing old data a big challenge

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 03:37 PM IST
The fund flow is to be increased since the centre has increased the gender budget from R1.25lakh cr to R1.37lakh cr.
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An amount of Rs 1,200 crore from the budget has been allocated towards expenses owing to implementation of the 7th pay commission(HT)
An amount of Rs 1,200 crore from the budget has been allocated towards expenses owing to implementation of the 7th pay commission(HT)

7th pay commission to cost Mumbai civic body, BMC, Rs 3,000 crore

By Eeshanpriya M S | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The BMC plans cost-cutting measures after Monday’s budget allocated Rs 1,200 crore towards 7th pay commission implementation.
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Yogi wants financial sanctions for development works speeded up to ensure higher utilization of funds before the election commission’s model code of conduct for 2019 polls comes into force.(Repreentative image)
Yogi wants financial sanctions for development works speeded up to ensure higher utilization of funds before the election commission’s model code of conduct for 2019 polls comes into force.(Repreentative image)

Speed up financial sanctions for larger use: Yogi tells officers

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2018 01:44 PM IST
Taking strong exception to the failure of 32 major departments in utilising a large chunk of funds in the first six months of the current financial year, chief minister Yogi Adityanath asked senior officers to expedite financial sanctions to step up the pace of development work, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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A close scrutiny of mid-term performance of these departments reveals that their failure to expedite use of funds in a time-bound manner may slow down the pace of development ahead of general elections.(Representative image)
A close scrutiny of mid-term performance of these departments reveals that their failure to expedite use of funds in a time-bound manner may slow down the pace of development ahead of general elections.(Representative image)

Mid-term review: 32 major UP govt departments used only 31% budget in 6 months

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2018 03:14 PM IST
A mid-term review has revealed that at least 32 state government departments have failed to use a major chunk of budgetary funds allocated to them to step up development works ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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CM Devendra Fadnavis with the members of the 15th Finance Commission on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
CM Devendra Fadnavis with the members of the 15th Finance Commission on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis asks for Rs 81,000 crore even as finance commission says Maharashtra not spending enough on development

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:30 AM IST
The commission pointed out the growth rate of state’s revenue had fallen to 11.05% in 2014-17 from 17.69% from 2009-13
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Army chief General Bipin Rawat and top army commanders on Tuesday discussed various aspects of a proposed restructuring of the 1.2-million strong force to sharpen its effectiveness and prepare it for future wars.(PTI File Photo)
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and top army commanders on Tuesday discussed various aspects of a proposed restructuring of the 1.2-million strong force to sharpen its effectiveness and prepare it for future wars.(PTI File Photo)

General Bipin Rawat, army brass discuss force restructuring

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:09 AM IST
As reported by Hindustan Times on September 10, the army is likely to cut over 1.5 lakh troops over the next four to five years under the overarching cadre review exercise.
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A close scrutiny of the state’s financial situation points towards the strained resources, with proposals of levying any new taxes not under consideration as of now.(HT Photo)
A close scrutiny of the state’s financial situation points towards the strained resources, with proposals of levying any new taxes not under consideration as of now.(HT Photo)

Mobilising funds a challenge for Yogi govt in Lok Sabha poll year

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 06:20 PM IST
A major challenge of mobilising additional funds for major development works, and managing finances vis-à-vis the rising expenditure, stares the Yogi Adityanath government in the face ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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