Jammu: As a part of department-wise pre-budget discussions, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today discussed budget proposals of Health & Medical Education, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Departments with the concerned officers.
Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Secretary PHE, I&FC, M Raju, Director SKIMS Dr A G Ahangar, Director Budget Imtiyaz Ahmad and other senior officers of the concerned Departments were present at the meeting.
The Principal Secretary Finance started department-wise budget discussions here on November 7 in run up to the formulation of the State Budget 2018-19.
Speaking at the meeting, the Principal Secretary Finance asked these Departments to ensure judicious and productive use of funds for developmental and other welfare initiatives.
Pertinently, the State Government has started presenting the budget in advance in the month of January to ensure timely release of resources for development initiatives in the State.