Assam to present first e-Budget today

Assam No govt. jobs if you have more than two kids says Himanta Biswa Sarma

"Rs 500 crore is allocated for the new scheme Uttoron - State government signature projects for Legislative constituencies", Himanta Biswa Sarma said in his budget speech.

Announcing the State Budget today, the Finance Minister has announced an Inclusive Cancer Control Programme, wherein the state will partner with Tata Trust. The budget has made provision for paying Rs 5 lakh each to the kin.

After adding the receipt of Rs 2,90,914.84 crore under Public Account and Rs 100 crore under Contigency Fund, the aggregate Receipts amount to Rs 3,81,688.26 crore and total aggregate expenditure is estimated 3,80,688.27 crore. Almost 5 lakh girls would be covered by this scheme.

Girls and women between 12 to 20 years old, whose family income is below Rs 5 lakh, can avail of an annual stipend of Rs 600 to buy sanitary napkins, the finance minister said.

The government will also strengthen the infrastructure of six government medical colleges and 11 district hospitals by next year to help them provide "varying degrees of cancer care".

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The money will get transferred to their bank accounts.

"I have always believed and felt that the day is not far when Assam will be among the top five states in the country in good governance, economic progress, human development indicators and overall happiness quotient of its people", Sarma said.

Instead of voluminous copies of the budget presented earlier, this year, each MLA was presented with a touch-screen tablet which contains entire details of the financial document.

Explaining the new introduction, Sarma said that the MLAs will be able to access the tablets during discussion and cur motion on the Budget inside the House, and the mediapersons who are covering the budget presentation will be given a pen drive of 8GB with all the details. "For citizens who are on the move and may not have the time to watch the live-stream on TV or social media, the budget will be available on the Google app", Sarma said.


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