The financial year 2020-2021 is about to end. Now the state and central government are presenting the new budget for 2021-2022. Recently Central Government has presented the budget in Lok Sabha. Now Chief Minister Jai RAM Thakur presented a tax-free budget for the financial year of 2021-2022. This budget was presented by Himachal Pradesh CM on Saturday. This is the fourth budget which was presented by Jai Ram Thakur in his first term as a chief minister. Due to the pandemic situation, the state government has decided to cut 30% salaries of its MLA. The government has also suspended the MLA LAD fund for two years. Those who are unaware of the term MLALAD means guidelines on Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Scheme. In this context, the government has now taken steps and this in a positive attitude.
Full salaries to MLA and MLALAD restored
In this new Budget the CM of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has announced in the assembly that the MLAs will now get a full salary from April 1, 2021. Further, CM added during the pandemic as the state government has decided to suspend the MLALAD fund for two years now it been restored. Not only the fund will be restored it will be hiked by Rs 5 lakh from earlier Rs 1.75 crore to Rs 1.80 crore. The CM has also said that the planning department of the state would be renamed Niti Vibhag.
Himachal Pradesh 2021-2022 Budget estimate
This 2021-2022 budget of Himachal Pradesh has estimated Rs 50,192 crore. The government kept the aim to create employment opportunities in the tourism sector, agriculture, and horticulture. Despite the financial situation of the state continues to remain grim with the debt trap crossing Rs 62,000 crore.
Himachal Pradesh 2021-2022 budget overview
This budget focuses on providing relief to every section. This includes women, farmers, employees, and youth. With huge liability on account of salary, pension, and loans only Rs 47.94 in every Rs 100 would be spent on development works. This budget will also include enhancement in the daily wages of workers. It also includes 12,000 new houses for poor people, filling up 30,000 functional posts, and the launch of the Rs 31,000 Shagun scheme for girls belongs to SC/ST/BPL families at the time of their marriage.