Finance Ministry announces Public expenditure guidelines

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Jammu, Following the wide-ranging public expenditure reforms announced by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in the State Legislature earlier this month and making the State Government legally bound to expedite resource utilization, the Finance Department on Tuesday issued comprehensive guidelines to enforce fiscal discipline, a government spokesman said in a statement.

The spokesman said that according to an elaborate order issued by the Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary here today, the Administrative Secretaries have been asked to immediately put in place appropriate and robust mechanism of checks and balances in their departments, so that sustained compliance with the brushed-up public expenditure measures is not only ensured but also facilitated.

It said these measures/protocols represent the first decisive step to reform the quality and efficiency of public expenditures and have been rolled out at both the Policy as well as Operational levels.

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