QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly (BA) approved over Rs 214 billion provincial fiscal budget 2014-15 in a session on Wednesday.Speaker Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali presided over the proceedings and Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch was also present in the House.
The demands for grants of Balochistan budget 2014-15 passed by the Assembly included over Rs 163 billion of non-development and over Rs 50.74 billion of development expenditures.
Adviser to Chief Minister on Finance Mir Khalid Khan Langov tabled total 55 demands for grants having size of Rs 214.1 billion including Rs 163.3 billion of non-development budget and Rs 507.4 billion of development budget.
He moved demands for grants including of Rs 133,437,81400 for expenditures on head of General Administration including organs of state, fiscal administration, economics regulation, statistics, publicity and information. The Speaker put the demand for grant to the House that passed it.
The demand for grant number 2 of Rs 538,660,630 was approved for expenditures on head of provincial Excise.
The demand for grant number 3 of Rs 140,382,00 pertained to expenditures of Stamps. The demand for grant 4 of Rs 10 billion was passed to pay pension of retired employees. The demand for grant 5 of Rs 134,115,3940 was approved for expenditures of administration of justice. The demand for grant 6 of Rs 178,179,800 was about expenditures of prosecution department.
Under the demand for grant 7, a sum of Rs 926,518,0954 was passed for expenditures of Balochistan police. A sum of Rs 293,252,4300 was approved under the demand for grant 8 for expenditures of Balochistan Constabulary.
The demand for grant 9 of Rs 505,341,2700 was passed for expenditures of Levies Force. Under the demand for grant 10, a sum of Rs 670,670,100 was approved for expenditures of prisons.
A sum of Rs 693,718,00 was passed under the grant for demand 11 for expenditures of Civil Defense.
Another sum of Rs 791,798,5625 was approved by the House under the grant for demand 12 for expenditures of construction including the administrative expenditures.
A sum of Rs 268,000,0410 was passed under the demand for grant 13 for expenditures on head of public health services. Another sum of Rs 652,275,000 was approved under the demand for grant 14 for expenditures works urban-QWASA. The legislators for expenditures on head of education approved the demand for grant 15 of Rs 289,372,26100.
Under the demand for grant 16, a sum of Rs 279,079,00 was passed for expenditures of archaeology and heritages. A sum of Rs 141,487,91900 was passed under the demand for grant 17 for expenditures of health sector.
The demand for grant 18 of Rs 271,000,00 was approved for expenditures on head social welfare. The demand for grant 19 of Rs 852,534,300 was approved for expenditures of manpower and labour administration.
A sum of Rs 234,149,190 was approved under the demand for grant 20 for expenditures of administration of sports and entertainment facilities. The House also approved another 35 demands for grants expenditures of different sectors.
The demands for grants approved for more expenditures on head of non-development budget include Rs 101,527,500 for cultural services, Rs 725,069,200 for social security and social service, Rs 304,950,0000 for natural calamities and relief and compensation, Rs 570,341,192 for religious and minority affairs, Rs 363,313,200 for food, Rs 635,142,6385 for agriculture, Rs 146,554,800 for land revenue, Rs 256,899,6808 for livestock, Rs 758,193,100 for forests, Rs 549,924,700 for fisheries, Rs 113,986,386 for cooperative, Rs 208,169,7680 for irrigation, Rs 702,815,9023 rural development, Rs 971,279,900 for industries, Rs 103,664,400 for stationary and printing, Rs 100,555,5000 for mines and mineral resources (Scientific Department), Rs 502,560,00 for transport department, Rs 753,324,00 for women development department, Rs 549,771,8700 for energy sector, Rs 384,297,000 for technology department, Rs 210,573,000 for environment protection department, Rs 182,169,8920 for loan and outstanding dues, Rs 171,198,22000 for payment of government loan, Rs 680,104,9000 for state trading, Rs 100,000,0000 for loans and advance payment and Rs 500,000,0000 for investment.
The nine demands for grants approved by the House for expenditures on head of development budget include Rs 201,932,1000 for general public services, Rs 112,334,4000 for public order and safety affairs, Rs 215,997,14000 for economics affairs, Rs 482,752,0000 for environmental protection, Rs 259,783,6000 for construction and community facilities, Rs 432,138,6000 for health, 231,732,4000 for entertainment, culture and religion, Rs 117,364,35000 for educational affairs and services and Rs 198,801,000 for social protection.
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