Gangtok, Aug 1 (IPR)
Sikkim Legislative Assembly has passed the General Budget for the year 2019-20 on the fourth day of the ongoing Budget Session 2019-20 on Thursday. Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang [Golay] placed his maiden budget on the first day of the assembly session on 29 July.
The fourth day of Budget Session 2019-20 of Sikkim Legislative Assembly was began with the Question Hour.
During Legislative Business, the Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2019, placed by the Minister for Law Legal, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department, KN Lepcha on 29 July in the house, was passed by the House.
The Financial Business saw discussion, voting and subsequent passing of Separate Demands for Grants of various government departments.
The Chief Minister also announced that they had kept aside money for MR, adhoc, workcharge etc in this Budget and that arrears would be given at one go. He also mentioned that his government had set aside money for One Family One Job scheme as well. Reiterating his stand that the government would work for the benefit of the Sikkimese people, he stated that his government would accomplish all the commitments which they had promised for the betterment of the state. The Demands for Grants was then passed by the House.
The Member Aditya Golay welcomed the General Budget 2019-20 and said that this budget has brought new hopes and aspirations to the Sikkimese people. He suggested that more youth centric schemes be implemented by the government with new avenues for education and job creation.
The Financial Business Budget (Third Stage) saw the voting on General Budget 2019-20 presented to the House by the Chief Minister also the Minister-in-charge of Finance, Revenue and Expenditure Department, Government of Sikkim on 29th July, which was passed by the House, today.
Chief Minister also the Minister-in-Charge of Finance, Revenue and Expenditure Department, Government of Sikkim introduced the Sikkim Appropriation Bill, Bill No.6 of 2019 for Annual General Budget 2019-20. The Sikkim Appropriation Bill, Bill No.6 of 2019 was considered and passed by the House.