Supplementary estimates of over Rs 9k crore tabled
By Express News Service | Published: 11th December 2012 12:05 PM |
The government on Monday tabled Supplementary Estimates amounting to Rs 9197.65 crore in the Legislative Assembly.
Of this, Rs 1,320.32 crore is covered by Central assistance, Rs 855.62 lakh by other receipts and Rs 1186.89 lakh by adjustments.
While Rs 1,850 crore is pertaining to the Co-operation Department, around Rs 1,251 crore is Energy Department, followed by Rs 1,000 crore towards debt servicing and another Rs 982 crore for education, Rs 839 crore for the Rural Development and Raj, Rs 39 crore to Department of Education.
With additional recoveries of Rs 2,284 crore the total supplementary demand stands at Rs 8,184.24 crore and the net outgo of cash is expected to be around Rs 5,572.15 crore which is expected to be funded from the general buoyancy in tax and non-tax revenues and savings in provision for other schemes.
Report on drug abuse tabled
Opining that there exists a direct correlation between increasing number of atrocities on women including murder, and trafficking and missing of children and women with that of trading and consumption of drugs and narcotics substances the Petition committee in the Assembly strongly recommended the state government to take pro-active measures to contain menace.
Safai Karmacharis Bill 2012 tabled
The Karnataka State Commission for Safai Karmacharis Bill 2012, seeking to improve the living conditions of the workers and to create a State Commission for them was tabled in the House.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar moved the Bill.
The economic burden on the state exchequer would be around Rs 1.20 crore by setting up of the commission.
Other Bills Introduced
■ Karnataka Legislature Salaries, Pensions and Allowances (Second Amendment) Bill, 2012
■ The Karnataka Nursing and Paramedical Science Education (Regulation) Authority Bill, 2012
■ The Karnataka Souharda Sahakari (Amendment) Bill, 2012
Panel to probe PWD
The government was forced to constitute a House Committee to look into the alleged irregularities in the PWD amounting to over Rs 512 crore in awarding works and payment of bills, following a demand by Opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah. PWD Minister C M Udasi assured the House of constituting a House committee to probe the alleged irregularities in awarding tenders violating the Transparency Act. Siddaramaiah alleged that with the connivance of top officials, the PWD favoured a handful of contractors.