Centre assistance under SGSY to Jharkhand, Maharashtra

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New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) The Centre has provided assistance of Rs 112.4375 crore to Jharkhand and Maharashtra from the Ministry of Rural Development under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) during the current financial year 2008-09.

In Jharkhand, Rs 15.8712 crore will be given to 22 District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) during the current year. Thirty three DRDAs of Maharashtra have been allocated Rs 26.4144 crore for the current financial year.

The release of funds is subject to the audit by Internal Audit of the Ministry of Rural Development. The amount should be utilised on the programmes as per approved guidelines of SGSY. The funding pattern will be 75:25 by the Centre and State. The State Government should release its share within one month of the fate of this sanction order.

The accounts of all guarantee Institutions or Organisations shall be open to inspection by the sanctioning authority and audit both and Auditor General of India under the provision of CAG (DPC) Act 1971 and internal audit by the Principal Accounts Office of the Ministry or Department, whenever the Institution or organisation is called upon to do so. A provision to this effect should invariably be incorporated in all orders sanctioning grants-in-aid.

UNI AJ BDP CS1955

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