Budget: Telangana may opt for vote-on-account like Centre

This was hinted by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at a review meeting on gram panchayats in Pragati Bhavan on Friday.

By Author  |  Published: 12th Jan 2019  12:09 amUpdated: 12th Jan 2019  1:28 am
Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao during a review meeting on gram panchayats at Pragati Bhavan on Friday.

Hyderabad: Since the Central government is likely to opt for a vote-on-account instead of presenting a full budget, Telangana may also go for the same.

This was hinted by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at a review meeting on gram panchayats in Pragati Bhavan on Friday. With the Lok Sabha elections to be held anytime in April and May, the full-fledged budget will be introduced by the Union government after the polls, he said. The gram panchayats will get their share of funds allocated only in the full-fledged budget. Hence there might be some unavoidable delay in providing funds to the panchayats, he said.

The Chief Minister instructed officials concerned to organise a training programme for the elected sarpanches and Upa sarpanches as part of the ongoing preparations for the panchayat elections to provide a complete understanding in shaping villages.

He said proper orientation should be provided to them on developing greenery in villages and sanitation programmes. They should be made fully aware of the recently enacted Panchayat Raj Act.

The Chief Minister instructed that copies of the Panchayat Raj Act in Telugu should be sent to every gram panchayat, mandal and zilla parishad officer. He said the newly elected sarpanches and Panchayat Secretaries should be able to work hand-in-hand for the development of villages.