DPC Meet: Rout Calls for Changes in Plan Outlay

Published: 28th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2014 09:03 AM   |  A+A-

ANGUL: The District Planning Committee (DPC) meeting, which was held here on Wednesday, approved the plan outlay for 2012-13 and 2013-14 besides the five year plan (2012 to 2017).

However, the plan outlay for current 2014-15 could not get the approval as chairman and Cooperative Minister Damodar Rout rejected the presentations made by Technical Support Institution (TSI), a private agency selected to prepare the plan outlay in various sectors.

Sources said funds to the tune of `57688.90 lakh and `72106.38 lakh were spent in the district in 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years without the approval of DPC. The DPC meeting could not be convened on time due to absence of ministers who were in charge then.

The DPC, which was chaired by Rout, approved several plans. Collector Sachin Ramachandra Jaddav said there will be a meeting of the DPC to approve the proposed plan outlay for the current fiscal 2014-15 soon.

 “The Minister and other public representatives have given their views on priority sectors and the plan proposal will be made accordingly by the district administration instead of TSI this year,” he said.

Minister Rout spelt out 10 priority sectors where more stress will be given while making plans for the current year, the Collector added.

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