STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Delhi Budget on March 28; Focus on Health, Education

AAP govt will table its annual budget on March 28 in the Delhi Assembly, with health and education set to get priority in allocations.

Published: 07th March 2016 08:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2016 08:44 PM   |  A+A-

sisodia-pti

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (File|PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The AAP government will table its annual budget on March 28 in the Delhi Assembly, with health and education set to get priority in allocations.

The House will meet only for five days as a number of holidays fall during the Budget Session -- which will be held from March 22 to 31.

On the first day, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung will address the House.

"Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the 2016-17 Budget in the Assembly on March 28," an official said.

A senior official, meanwhile, said the government is unlikely to table many Bills during the session.

Priority would be given to the education, health and transport sectors. Delhi government is set to spend 25 per cent of the budget on education. It will also set aside funds for buying new buses.

Besides, the government will provide funds for 3,000 mohalla sabhas where locals will have a say in deciding civic projects in their areas.

"By forming mohalla sabhas, the government will empower the people to have a say in deciding the civic projects to be executed in their areas.

"The government will make a provision for allocating funds for these mohalla sabhas," the official said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp