Mr. Prafulla Chandra Ghadai
Mr. Prafulla Chandra Ghadai
Bhubaneswar: Having three months for completion of the 2011-12 financial year, State Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai on Wednesday asked all the Ministers and department heads to submit bills relating to the expenditure of plan funds by January 16, 2012.

In a Circular, the Finance Minister told the departmental heads to complete the allotment of funds provided for respective departments in the Supplementary Budget for the financial year 2011-12 which helps to utilise the full budgetary allocations by end of March next.

Ghadai said with the passing of the Supplementary Budget of Rs 4,724 crore during Winter Session of the State Assembly, the total budget outlay for the 2011-12 financial year has reached Rs 50,772 crore.

“The circular would help the departments to take up the spending in a planned manner and if necessary we would give another circular to expedite the expenditure,” Ghadai added.