The State Council of Ministers has approved the Supplementary Budget for 2011-12. The Supplementary Budget would be presented on December 12 during the winter session of the state assembly.
Meanwhile, state minister for finance & public enterprises, Prafulla Chandra Ghadai, declined to comment on the size of Plan and Non-Plan expenditure of the Supplementary Budget saying the details will be available after it is laid in the assembly.
However, sources said, the total expenditure, both Plan and Non-Plan has been pegged at Rs 3700 crore. The thrust of the Supplementary Budget would be on sectors like agriculture, irrigation and rural development. In the last fiscal, the size of Supplementary Budget was Rs 2906.70 crore.
It may be noted that the Supplementary Budget for 2011-12 has been compiled online.
Under the online process, procedures have been standardized so that efficiency can be achieved through automation. The online application has been designed to eliminate the present difficulties in monitoring and retrieving information to a great extent.
The process includes non-plan data entry at all administrative departments, additional plan ceiling entry by Planning & Coordination department, plan data entry at all administrative departments and finalization of supplementary provisions as well as preparation of supplementary reports at the finance department.