Finance secy reviews budget proposals of power dev, edu depts

JAMMU: To ensure timely release of resources for the developmental initiatives in the state, the government has started presenting the budget in advance.
As part of the department-wise pre-budget discussions, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary on Monday discussed the budget proposals of the Power Development, Education, Youth Services & Sports and Technical Education Departments with the concerned officers, an official handout read.
Principal Secretary Higher Education, Asgar Hassan Samoon; Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar; Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah; Secretary Technical Education, Hilal Ahmad Parray; Director Youth Services & Sports, Sheikh Fayaz; Director Technical Education, Shabnam Kamili; Director Budget, Imtiyaz Ahmad and other senior officers of the PDD, Education, Technical Education and Finance Departments were present in the meeting.
According to the handout, the Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary asked the departments to “ensure judicious and productive use of funds for developmental and other welfare initiatives”.