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House passes Goa Appropriation Bill 2020

Panaji: The Goa legislative assembly on Friday passed the Goa Appropriation (Vote on Account) Bill, 2020 amounting to Rs 8,773.47 crore to meet expenditure charged on the consolidated fund of the state for five months i.e. April to August 2020.

The Vote on Account Bill, moved by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, was passed unanimously in the assembly in the absence of the ten Opposition MLAs. As per the Vote on Account Bill voted by the assembly, Rs 16.88 crore has been allocated to legislature secretariat, Rs 5.41 crore allocated to Raj Bhavan, Rs 49.51 crore – general administration and co-ordination, Rs 14 crore – district and sessions court, North Goa, Rs 12.51 crore – district and sessions court, South Goa, Rs 4.51 crore – prosecution, Rs 8.35 crore – election office, Rs 9.03 crore – settlement and land records, Rs 630.27 crore – treasury and accounts administration, North Goa, Rs 2.44 crore – treasury and accounts administration, South Goa, Rs 1,165.12 crore – debt services, Rs 6.49 crore – notary services, Rs 10.34 crore – excise, Rs 24.89 crore – commercial taxes, Rs 106.76 crore – transport, Rs 2.06 crore – Goa Public Service Commission, Rs 2.58 crore – Goa Sadan, Rs 15.79 crore – Collectorate, North Goa and Rs 16.81 crore – Collectorate, South Goa.

The Bill has allocated Rs 260.95 crore for police, Rs 16.37 crore for jails, Rs 51.37 crore – industries, trade and commerce, Rs 6.16 crore – printing and stationery, Rs 907.28 crore – public works, Rs 3.47 crore – vigilance, Rs 10.57 crore – home, Rs 16.90 crore – environment, Rs 9.99 crore – home guards and civil defence, Rs 37.85 crore – fire and emergency services, Rs 4.93 crore – official language, Rs 88 lakh – administrative tribunal, Rs 26 lakh – public grievances, Rs 8.37 crore – small savings and lotteries, Rs 145.19 crore – panchayats, Rs 201.48 crore – finance, Rs 19.50 crore – revenue, Rs 729.93 crore – school education, Rs 201.63 crore – higher education, Rs 28.59 crore – technical education, Rs 14.40 crore – government polytechnic, Panaji, Rs 5.44 crore – polytechnic, Bicholim, Rs 3.75 crore – polytechnic, Curchorem, Rs 25.60 crore – Goa College of Engineering, Rs 3.24 crore – Goa Architecture College, Rs 133.40 crore – sports and youth affairs, Rs 70.87 crore – art and culture, Rs 3.27 crore – Goa College of Art, Rs 12.31 crore – archives and archaeology and Rs 2.83 crore for museum.

Further, the Bill has allocated Rs 212.90 for Goa Medical College, Rs 342.70 crore – health services, Rs 22.10 crore – institute of psychiatry and human behaviour, Rs 6.25 crore – Goa college of pharmacy, Rs 24.41 crore – Goa dental college, Rs 31.07 crore – labour, Rs 9.55 crore – Food and Drugs Administration, Rs 26.16 crore – town and country planning, Rs 201.15 crore – municipal administration, Rs 21.97 crore – information and publicity, Rs 185.55 crore – social welfare, Rs 228.75 crore – women and child development, Rs 3.61 crore – factories and boilers, Rs 5.31 crore – employment, Rs 56.44 crore – skill development and entrepreneurship, Rs 55.18 crore – law and Rs 1.62 crore for Rajya Sainik Board.

Moreover, the government has allocated Rs 92.35 crore for agriculture, Rs 73.09 crore – animal husbandry and veterinary services, Rs 36.06 crore – fisheries, Rs 26.56 crore – port administration, Rs 47.39 crore – forests, Rs 5.87 crore – handicraft, textile and coir, Rs 22.52 crore – civil supplies, Rs 27.52 crore – co-operation, Rs 105.83 crore – science and technology, Rs 3.03 crore – state election commission, Rs 278.37 crore – water resources, Rs 6.79 crore – planning, statistics and evaluation, Rs 1,146.72 crore – electricity, Rs 20.70 crore – river navigation, Rs 95.13 crore – tourism, Rs 33 lakh – Goa gazetteer, Rs 2.60 crore – legal metrology, Rs 105.29 crore – tribal welfare, Rs 95.81 crore – information technology, Rs 21.60 crore – mines, Rs 9.37 crore – civil aviation, Rs 32.65 crore – rural development and Rs 42.40 crore for non-conventional source of energy.

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