CDGK's Rs.52.360bn Budget Passed

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In a friendly environment the City Council approved the city district government Karachi's (CDGK) Rs.52.360 billion budget for fiscal year 2009-10.

The budget, presented in the house by Syed Mustafa Kamal, City Nazim, was approved without any further discussion as the opposition members supported dominated treasury in passing the budget.

The budget includes an estimated non-development expenditure of Rs.25.542 billion and Rs.26.818 billion for development expenditures.

The budget also estimated a surplus of Rs.170.36 billion with total expected receipts standing at Rs.52.531 billion as against the total expenditure of Rs.52.360 billion.

Expenditures

On the expenditure side, the document estimates include Rs.6,137.41 million establishment expenses, Rs.2,003.37 million for contingent expenses and Rs.300.84 million for repair and maintenance works.

Estimated funds/share, to be transferred to towns and union councils (DCs), amount to Rs.2,461.95 million, while allocation for devolved departments (Government of Sindh) (salary and non-salary) stands at Rs.11,500.24 million.

The budget also shows an expected expenditure of Rs.2,461.95 million, Rs.2,941,10 million, Rs.1,524.34 million, Rs.163.75 million, Rs.86.02 million and Rs.64.98 million under the respective heads of Share of Towns/ UCs, Municipal Service, Transport and Communication, Naib Nazim and Council Secretariat, Nazim Secretariat and Literacy Department.

Receipts

The expected receipts for the next fiscal year includes current receipts at Rs.24,631.42 million, capital receipts at Rs. 2,167.87 million. Annual Development Programme at Rs.2,835.31 million.

Budget Allocation

According to the budget the Works and Services department would get the biggest allocation of Rs.11,361.78 million followed by the education and health sectors which would get Rs. …