Out of Rs1.2t budget Rs870b goes into salaries, Rs72b to Local bodies: CM Murad
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that out of Rs1.2 trillion provincial budget, Rs 870.2 billion are spent on salaries, employees’ retirement benefits, operation expenses, grants, subsidies, including Rs75 billion to local bodies and repair and maintenance.
This he said while addressing the visiting 45 trainee officers of Training Management & Research wing of Batch 2019 here at CM House, said a statement.
The chief minister said that the budget of 2019-20 was Rs1.2 trillion against with consumption of Rs870 billion went to salaries, retirement benefits, operating expenses, interest payments, physical assets, repair and maintenance and grants and subsidies.
He added that an amount of Rs 72 billion was given to local bodies. “Now, we have decided to introduce in reforms in local bodies to make more effective and efficient,” he said.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 23.2 percent of the total budget has been given to education sector, 13 percent to health, 12 percent to home, 2.7 percent to Irrigation, 2.9 percent to Energy.
He added that local government department was given 1.2 percent, agriculture 1.2 percent.
He said that the development outlay was Rs 284.04 billion, including Rs 208 billion provincial, Rs 20 billion district ADP and Rs 51.5 billion foreign funded projects. “We have 1853 on-going schemes with 78 percent allocation and 852 new schemes with 22 percent allocation. – APP

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