Shillong, June 20: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) chief executive member, P.N. Syiem presented the budget for the year 2017-18 on the first day of the summer session of the Council that began here on Tuesday.
The budget has a deficit of Rs 40,130, since according to Syiem, expenditures to be incurred during the year would be Rs 201,59,30,220, more than the receipts estimated at Rs 201,58,90,090.
The KHADC had passed a vote-on-account budget of over Rs. 76.73 crore in February this year, meant for spending by the Council for three months from April to June.
The CEM informed the House that the shares of the Council on major minerals to be received from the state government was expected to increase more than Rs 36.42 crore for the year 2017-18.
“The state government has released a sanction of over Rs 19.50 crore to the council recently, and the remaining arrear with the state government is over Rs 16.91 crore,” Syiem said.
He also announced that the Council has already earmarked a budget provision for implementing a pay revision for employees of the Council as and when the recommendation of the fifth pay commission of the state government came into force.
Syiem also informed that a budget provision has been kept for giving pension to former members of the Council with effect from July this year along with arrears. “We hope that the state government will release the remaining shares on major minerals due to be received by the council so that we can to pay the arrears,” he said.