LAHDC, Leh Executive Members Discussed Capex Budget 2020-21

Leh, Nov 5 2020: The Private Secretary LAHDC, Leh Delex Namgyal and Konchok Sherap of Planning Dept, Leh gave a powerpoint presentation to the newly elected Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Leh Advocate Tashi Gyalson, Deputy Chairman Tsering Angchuk, Executive Councillor Tashi Namgyal, Executive Councillor Stanzin Chosphel and Executive Councillor Ghulam Mehdi about the detail overview of Capex Budget 2020-21 of LAHDC Leh for the current financial year today morning.
 
During the presentation detailed deliberation was held on the three major heads including Motor Vehicle, Machinery Equipment and Major Works of the Capex Budget under UT Ladakh. The presentation was focused on the work culture of previous Hill Councils in the erstwhile J&K Govt. and post UT Ladakh Budget, its financial principles and rules with main focus on devising next Capex Budget of Hill Council Leh (2021-22) comprehensively.  
 
The meeting observed that previous Councils have added number of new works yearly with very limited budget which resulted in accumulation of incomplete ongoing old works by every passing year, thus the meeting felt that it is very imperative to complete all the ongoing important old works on priority so that new works could be taken into hand with assured allocation of funds for execution in coming financial years.
 
To ensure fast and smooth approval of Accord of Administrative Approval (AAA) so that works could be executed timely, CEC Gyalson felt the need of a dedicated technical staff of PWD Leh with an organized system in place. To understand the allocation of funds and execution plan of every department in-depth discussion will be held with all the departments in coming days. Said CEC Gyalson.
 
New executive members of 6th LAHDC, Leh was apprised that as compared to last year's capex budget of ₹ 57.52 crore, this year's capex budget approved ₹ 232. 43 crore which is four times more than the last year's budget.  Some key sectors got a major jump in allocation of funds including education with ₹ 15 crore as compared to last year ₹ 3 crore which is a 500% hike. In the health sector ₹ 12 crore as compared to last year ₹ 2.7 crore with 440 % hike, transport and communication with ₹ 55 crore as compared to ₹ 12 last year with 460 % hike. Community development sector ₹ 24 crore as compared to last year ₹ 6 crore with hike of 400 % hike. 

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