Assembly budget session likely in September
Chief Secretary S. K. Joshi has directed all the government departments to submit their budget proposals for the year 2019-20 immediately to the Finance Department. Addressing a review meeting with heads of departments, Mr. Joshi said that there was a possibility of the Assembly session on Budget in September and Chief Minister would soon hold a high-level review meeting. All the departments should immediately submit their proposals and every department should keep in view its priorities.
He also said that the departments officials should complete the review meetings with their ministers. The centrally sponsored schemes and Union Budget and last year’s allocations should be taken into consideration while preparing the proposals. The revenue earning departments should focus on collection of revenue as per their estimates. Principal Secretary, Finance, K. Ramakrishna Rao explained about the factors to be taken into consideration during preparation of budget proposals. He reviewed the proposals department-wise.