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Interim budget passed amidst BJP members’ ruckus

The Delhi government on Wednesday presented vote-on-account of Rs 30,970 crore to take care of expenses for two months till a regular budget is presented after the MCD elections.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 22, 2012 2:43 am

The Delhi government on Wednesday presented vote-on-account of Rs 30,970 crore to take care of expenses for two months till a regular budget is presented after the MCD elections.

The vote-on-account,which was passed by a voice vote,includes a plan outlay of Rs 15,000 crore,approved by the Planning Commission,Rs 15,811 crore as non-plan spending and Rs 159 crore for centrally sponsored schemes.

“The Budget estimates for the total expenditure during the year 2012-2013 is Rs 30,970 crore,” Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said while presenting the vote-on-account amid protests by BJP members who shouted slogans against the government.

“The bifurcation in terms of revenue and capital size of Budget 2012-13 is Rs 21,675.47 crore and Rs 9,135.53 crore,respectively,” she said.

The BJP members were on their feet since the Assembly convened and trooped into the well of the house when Dikshit began reading her speech and protested against corruption and non-availability of water in certain areas of the Capital.

Dikshit said the proposed budgetary expense of Rs 30,811 crore will be funded from revenue receipts of Rs 31,395 crore. These include tax revenue of Rs 24,310 crore,non-tax revenue of Rs 697 crore,grants from the Centre of Rs 1,444 crore,capital receipts of Rs 626 crore and local body interests of Rs 3,993 crore.

Dikshit said she would give a more detailed statement on the performance policies and priorities in the regular Budget,which is expected be presented in May after the MCD polls on April 15.

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