First budget session of BJP-IPFT government in Tripura begins

The new government aims to increase the domestic revenue income, maintain austerity measures strictly and to open up entrepreneurship as well as employment opportunity in unorganized sector.

Published: 19th June 2018 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2018 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb (File | PTI)

By UNI

AGARTALA: The first budget session of the three-month old BJP-IPFT government commenced today.

The budget session is expected to last for 12 days and is scheduled to be ended on June 28 next.

The deputy chief minister, also holding finance portfolio is likely to table the budget on the first day of the session for 2018-19.

In this session the House will also elect the deputy speaker of the assembly besides, passing the budget for next fiscal.

The veteran politician and three terms MLA Biswabandhu Sen is nominated as treasury bench's candidate for the post while the opposition left front did not put up any candidate and expectedly Sen will be elected without any contest.

The new government aims to increase the domestic revenue income, maintain austerity measures strictly and to open up entrepreneurship as well as employment opportunity in unorganized sector.

The budget is expected to reflect BJP's pre-poll commitments.

The implementation of 7th central pay commission recommendations for the government employees is expected.

The government had constituted an expert committee headed by former Chief Secretary of Assam P P Varma and a special package of Rs 2000 Cr had also been sought by the state government from the Centre.

The budget is also likely to announce hike in the minimum wage of workers up to Rs 340 per day and increase in the amount of social pensions, in accordance with the poll promises of the BJP.

A concrete plan or the relief and rehabilitation the flood victims of Tripura in last three months is also expected in the budget.

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