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Govt. Seeks Approval For Supplementary Estimates

Jul 11, 2011 6:17:36 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government has sought parliamentary approval to generate funds to 69 government institutions and ministries.

The supplementary allocations have been tabled in parliament.

Parliament’s approval has reportedly been sought to purchase vehicles for several Ministries, repair office premises and meet the traveling expenses of government officials who had traveled overseas.

The government had also sought funds for the payment of salaries of some institutions and to repair minor irrigation tanks in the North Central Provincet hat had been damaged by floods.

The supplementary allocations have sought Rs. 6.5 million to purchase vehicles for the Foreign Employment Promotion Ministry, Rs. 13.3 million to purchase vehicles for the Telecommunications and Technology Ministry, Rs. 6.8 million for the Civil Aviation Ministry, Rs. 5 million for the Livestock Development Ministry, Rs. 6 million for the Export Crop Promotion Ministry, Rs. 15.3 million for the Plantation Industries Ministry and Rs. 10 million for the National Languages and Social Integration Ministry.

The government has also sought approval for Rs. 40 million to repair the office of Senior Ministers along with Rs 10.5 million for the renovation of the Mass Media Ministry.