Mizo Fin Min ready to present full state budget for 2017-18

19 Feb 2017

Mizoram Finance minister Lalsawta today said he was making preparations to present the state budget for 2017-18 during the budget session of the state legislature commencing from March 14.
Lalsawta told PTI he would present the budget as real autonomy had been given to the states to a great extent.
"Our sources of funds are more or less certain as well as our need for expenditure," he said.
After becoming the finance minister, Lalsawta sought to seek a vote-on-account in 2014 and later presented a regular budget on November 11 that year.
In 2015, the minister against sought vote-on-account on two occasions before presenting the annual budget.
Presentation of a full budget was hindered by unavailability of state annual plan outlay after scrapping of the Planning Commission and uncertainty over the funding pattern of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). (PTI)