Proposals for inclusion in budget approved

YINGKIONG, Jul 23: New proposals for inclusion in the 2019-20 budget were approved during a simultaneous meeting of the Upper Siang district level planning committee and district level monitoring committee held in the deputy commissioner’s conference hall here on Tuesday.
During the meeting, which was chaired by Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang, the heads of various departments presented reports on the progress of the works under the CSS and SP schemes, and placed new proposals for inclusion in the 2019-20 budget, which were later approved.
Libang informed the meeting that the state government has decided to “reintroduce the system to do away with individual schemes that benefit individuals,” and requested the HoDs to “work as a team in the interest of the public and for the development of the district.”
Mariyang-Geku MLA Kanggong Taku, who also attended the meeting, said the government’s decision to reintroduce the district planning board system and the “bottom-up planning system” are aimed at streamlining the system by removing SADA and SIDF schemes and proposing schemes that are beneficial to all the stakeholders. He requested the HoDs to “draw genuine schemes by taking advantage of the new policy of the government, and complete the schemes within the timeframes without compromising on the quality of the works.”
DC Karma Leki said the government’s bottom-up planning system would help in preparing “realistic schemes,” and asked the HoDs to prepare “five-year perspective plans of their departments from now onwards, for submission to the government as and when required.”
Developmental activities being undertaken by various departments were discussed during the meeting, which was attended by all outpost administrative officers, HoDs, and public representatives. (DIPRO)