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Opposition-less Govt. passes Rs 504.54 Cr supplementary grants

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 26: The opposition-less Government in Nagaland on Friday passed in the State Assembly 3 appropriation bills related to regulation of excess expenditure incurred by the Government for three consecutive financial years from 2014-15 to 2016-17 amounting to Rs 504.54 crore.

The amount was passed through Nagaland Appropriation (No. 5) Bill 2021, Nagaland Appropriation (No. 6) Bill 2021 and Nagaland Appropriation (No. 7) Bill 2021, moved in the Assembly by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds the Finance portfolio.
The first bill amounting to Rs. 38,78,00,000 was passed as Supplementary Demands for grants against the financial year 2014-15.
The second bill amounting to Rs. 373,60,00,000 was passed as Supplementary Demands for grants for the financial year 2015-16.
The third bill amounting to Rs. 92,16,00,000 was passed as Supplementary Demands for grants for the financial year 2016-17.
NLA Speaker Sharingain Longkumer announced that since the supplementary demands were already examined by the Public Accounts Committee of the Assembly there was no need for further discussions but if need be members could seek clarification.
However, none of the members sought clarification but passed the supplementary demands, which were spent during the tenure of the then Democratic Alliance of Nagaland Government consisting of Naga People’s Front (NPF) and BJP.

Subsequently, thanking all for the smooth conduct of the Assembly session since yesterday, NLA Speaker Longkumer adjourned the 9th session of the 13th State Assembly sine die.
(Page News Service)