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Assembly Passes Vote on Account for Rs 2,550-crore Budget

Amidst protest by the Opposition, Puducherry Assembly on Wednesday passed the vote on accounts for `2550.09 crore for authorising payment for meeting the expenditure from April to September 2014.

Published: 13th March 2014 07:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2014 07:44 AM   |  A+A-

Rangasamy

Amidst protest by the Opposition, Puducherry Assembly on Wednesday passed the vote on accounts for `2550.09 crore for authorising payment for meeting the expenditure from April to September 2014.

Moved by Chief Minister N Rangasamy, who holds the finance portfolio, the vote on account was passed by voice vote in the territorial Assembly when the entire Congress bench and a section of AIADMK members staged walkout.

The government had earmarked an expenditure of `3,000 crore for the six months,out of which

`2550.09 crore is voted and passed by the Assembly and the remaining 449.90 crore is  charged on the consolidated fund of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

A supplementary demand for grants for  `81.99 crore for the year 2013-2014 moved by the Chief Minister has also been passed by the Assembly.

Annual report of Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation and the notification of Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for state of Goa and Union Territories were tabled in the house. After conducting the house for over half and hour it was adjourned sine die.

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