Patna, Nov 25: Attacking erstwhile RJD government indirectly, Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said that only 20 per cent of state budget was spent on execution of development schemes ahead of 2005.
Addressing the inaugural session of Bihar Administrative Service Association’s general meeting here, Mr. Modi said that 80 per cent of the state budget was spent on paying salary, pension and meeting other non-plan expenditure and only 20 per cent of the state budget was left for the implementation of development activities. Now, there is a provision of near equal spending of funds in plan and non-plan heads of around Rs 2 lakh crore state budget.
The deputy chief minister said that budgetary allocation under plan head was Rs 4898.68 crore and Rs 17669 crore under non-plan head during 2005-06. There is a proposal for spending a sum of Rs 99110.01 crore for meeting establishment and other non-plan expenditure and a sum of Rs 101391 crore for meeting plan expenditure in the current fiscal budget of Rs 2.501 lakh crore. (UNI)