Sindh govt faces shortfall of Rs144b in federal revenue transfers: Murad
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government is facing a shortfall of Rs144 billion in the federal revenue transfers, therefore the development endeavors made all over Sindh have been affected badly.
This he said while presiding over three different meetings here at CM House on Friday to review on-going district development portfolio of Matiari, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Allahyar.
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, provincial ministers Nisar Khuhro, Syed Nasir Shah, Shabir Bijarani, Saeed Ghani, Chairman P&D M, Waseem, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Secretary LG Roshan Shaikh, Secretary Irrigation Saeed Mangnijo, Secretary Works Imran Soomro, Secretary Colleges Rafiq Buriro, Secretary school education Khalid Hyder Shah, Commissioner and DIG Hyderabad division, all MNAs, MPAs and other elected representatives of concerned districts.
Murad Shah said that his government received Rs378.3 billion against its share of Rs522.1 billion which showed a shortfall of Rs143.8 billion this date. He added that even then his government was committed to complete the on-going development schemes and news schemes would be launched in the next financial year.
In Matiari district 48 schemes of Rs1.6 billion are in progress. The finance department has released Rs929.6 million means 58 percent of the total allocation and the utilization is Rs593.5 million which is 64 percent of the releases.
There are 13 schemes of Rs166.5 million against which 96 percent of the funds have been released, therefore the chief minister directed the concerned department to complete them by the end of current financial year.
In Matiari district, the Auqaf Department has started three schemes Rs23.7 million, Culture one scheme of Rs42.7 million, school education five of Rs312.1 million, college education three schemes of Rs17 million, university and board one scheme worth Rs150 million, health one of Rs40 million, home one of Rs15 million, Information one scheme of Rs3.43 million, Irrigation five schemes of worth Rs237.8 million, law two schemes of Rs27.64 million, lining of main canals one scheme of Rs134.1 million.
The local government has two schemes of Rs84.4 million and both are of roads, minorities one scheme of Rs2 million, PHE seven schemes of Rs184.1 million, rural development one scheme worth Rs10 million, Sports one scheme of Rs20.7 million and works & service dept 12 schemes of Rs290 million.
Tando Muhammad Khan
Tando Muhammad Khan district has 45 schemes of Rs1.1 billion against which the government has released Rs677.4 million which is 59 percent of the allocation while the utilization is Rs441.2 million which is 65 percent of the releases.
In the districts 13 schemes of Rs134.4 million would be completed by the end of June 2020while seven others schemes of Rs209.1 million would be completed within next three months.
The school education department launched eight schemes, Home two, Irrigation four, Local government 11, PHE six and Works department eight.
Tando Allahyar has 42 schemes of Rs1.7 billion against which the government has released Rs1.2 billion means 71 percent of the allocation and utilization is Rs1.02 billion which comes to 84 percent of the releases.
The meeting was told that five on-going district specific schemes of Rs271.2 million would be completed by the end of 2019-20. The chief minister directed different department to complete 12 schemes of 119.1 million for which the government has released 91 percent funds of the allocated amount.
In Tando Allahyar, the school education has launched six schemes, local government five, PHE seven and works and services 15 schemes.