FM Ajanta Neog to table state budget 2022-23 in Assam Legislative Assembly today


Guwahati: Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog to table state budget 2022-23 in Assam Legislative Assembly today. 

The Assam Cabinet on Tuesday approved the state budget for the year 2022-23 which will be presented in the state legislative assembly on Wednesday by FM Ajanta Neog.

The meeting, chaired by Dr. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, discussed the budget proposals in detail and approved its presentation.

The Cabinet also decided that the state government would take the responsibility of coaches for preparing boxer Lovlina Borgohain and athlete Hima Das for the 2024 Olympics. The state government will provide Rs 2.5 lakh per month for Lovlina’s coaching and Rs one lakh for Das, Mahanta said.

The Cabinet also decided to simplify the process of withdrawing money from the General Provident Fund by employees with the departmental head authorised to sanction the amount.

In another decision, the Cabinet approved that the caste certificate usually issued to tea tribes in the state by the Other Backward Castes (OBC) Board can henceforth be issued by the Tea Tribes Jatiya Sanmilan.

The certificate must, however, mention which particular tribe they belong to as according to the notification on tea tribes, there are 90 tribes like Munda, Ho, etc included in the list, the minister said.

The Assam Budget Session for the 2022-23 fiscal began last Monday at Dispur in Guwahati.

The budget session began with a speech by Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi.

A total of 13 bills are likely to be taken up during the 2022-23 budget session.