Omar’s New Administrative Units To Cost J&K Rs 1510 Crore

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) whose report on creation of new administrative units was approved by cabinet last weekend would cost J&K government Rs 1510 crore, mostly the capital expenditure.

Details of the financial implications of the new units that CSC has evaluated includes Rs 1254.71 crore in capital investment – which would be one time requirement for creating the basic infrastructure. In addition to this, this new chain of units would add yearly burden of Rs 255.51 crore to the state’s revenue expenditure – mainly the wage bill.

Offering details, the CSC report a capital expenditure of Rs 120.98 crore for 46 sub divisions, Rs 432 crore for 135 tehils, Rs 394.71 crore for 177 community development blocks and Rs 307.02 crore for 301 niabats.

On the revenue expenditure front, the CSC report puts the requirement for sub divisions at yearly Rs 22.54 crore, for tehsils Rs 75.60 crore, for blocks Rs 106.20 crore and Rs 51.17 crore in case of niabats.

The cabinet has asked the Deputy Commissioners to identify land for construction of new units and also as a short term measure identify places where the proposed units would operate. By another direction, the cabinet has directed DCs and Director Rural Developments to finalize the model estimates and designs for the construction of office buildings for the new units within four months.

The new units, according to CSC roadmap would have to be operational within a month. DC have been asked to ensure makeshift arrangements till necessary infrastructure is put in place.

The quick implementation of the recommendations is expected to add to the capital expenditure because most of the places which are the new administrative units are exhibiting an improvement in land costs.

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