Meghalaya Cabinet says yes to merger of Plan and Non Plan classification

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Shillong, March 1 : Meghalaya government has approved a proposal to merge the Plan and Non Plan classification in the state’s budget. The state cabinet took this decision during its meeting on Tuesday afternoon. While the plan budget is related to development schemes, the non-plan is regarding the establishment costs. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who also holds the finance portfolio, told reporters after the meeting that the Centre had done away    with segregation of plan and non-plan budgets and this would be reflected in the State Budget. He also said the state government, in the last Assembly sessions of 2015-16 and 2016-17 had   mentioned about the financial transactions which the State would have to undertake in respect of merger of plan and non plan. The state Planning and Finance departments have formulated the structure of the merger, he added. According to him, in the upcoming budget session, the Plan and Non Plan expenditure will not reflect anymore as part of the exercise.

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