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Fund for projects: Delhi govt seeks revised estimates from all depts

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has sought revised estimates from all its departments for executing projects, schemes and programmes under their respective jurisdictions. The planning department has issued an office memorandum to secretaries and principal secretaries of all departments, asking them to furnish the details by November 7.
The move aims to ensure that there is no shortage of funds for the government-run schemes, programmes and projects in the national capital. The memorandum said that the planning department has initiated the process of preparing the revised outlay 2017-18 for all schemes, projects and programmes.
"It is suggested that while projecting the requirement of funds for the remaining part of the year, a realistic view may be taken based on the expenditure up to October 2017 and a realistic requirement of funds up to March 2018," it said.
"In case the information is not received from the departments on time, revised outlay will be finalised by the planning department, keeping in view, the physical and financial progress of schemes/programmes up to October 2017," the memorandum said.
According to the sources, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought day-to-day action plans from the cabinet ministers. The CM has also announced that he would take meetings with the cabinets every Monday at 12 noon.
According to the sources, the CM has found that the increasing conflict between the officials and the government might affect the progress of various works. To avoid any kinds of shortcoming, the government has taken the decision.
The sources also said that every department minister will also monitor the progress of the ongoing project and would be present at the work spots physically at least once in a month. Following his orders, the cabinet ministers of the Delhi government have reportedly increased the spot visits and also weekly meetings with the higher officials.
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