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Delhi budget session from June 23 to 30

Manish Sisodia addresses press

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government today announced that the Budget Session will be held from June 23 to June 30 for remaining nine months of the current financial year.

The decision was today taken in the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here.

“Government has prepared a draft of Budget and sent it to the Lt Governor for the approval of the Central Government.

“In today’s cabinet meeting, we have decided to hold Budget Session from June 23 to June 30,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters here.

In the Budget, government will make a provision of fund to continue electricity subsidy which will come to an end this month, sources said.

In March, the Delhi government had presented a vote-on- account in the Assembly for April to June to run their several financial schemes and announced plan to spend a total of Rs 37,750 crore in 2015-16.

Asked about the date of tabling budget in the Assembly, Sisodia said that government will soon make announcement in this regard.

In the vote-on-account, the AAP government had allocated Rs 21,500 crore for non-plan expenditure while the plan outlay was around Rs 16,250 crore.

The proposed non-plan expenditure is around Rs 3,000 crore more than last year’s allocation while plan outlay would be Rs 100 crore less than last years outlay.

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