By Accommodation Times Bureau
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Paban Singh Ghatowar has said that Planning Commission finalizes annual plans of various States, including that of North Eastern States in consultation with concerned State Governments. Size of each year’s plan is finalised based on available resources of States (State’s own funds, borrowings and any other resources) and available Central Assistance. A statement indicating Annual Plan outlays / actual expenditure during 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 to enable State Governments to take up priority projects across sectors and to meet resource gap in Plan for North Eastern States is given at Annexure.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha today he said, grants-in-aid to North Eastern State Governments are also released under the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region. Details of schemes/programmes implemented by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (including North Eastern Council) and Budget Estimates for these schemes during last three years and expenditure there under is given below:
Ghatowar said, performance of projects sanctioned under the schemes is reviewed regularly through various periodical reports and utilization certificates, quarterly progress reports etc. Performance is also reviewed during meeting with State Government officers.