Bihar gets Rs 46 crore under SGSY from Centre

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) The Ministry of Rural Development has granted Rs 46.1168 crore to the Bihar Government as a special case in view of the floods being declared as a national calamity.

The assistance is towards the first installment of Central Share of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) during 2008-09 and will be provided to Araria, Madhepura, Saupaul, Purnea, Muzaffarpur, Katihar, Nalanda, West Champaran, Khagadia, Chhapra, Bhagalpur and Vaishali.

The release of funds is subject to the audit by Internal Audit of the Ministry. The amount should be utilised on the programme as per the approved guidelines of SGSY. Accordingly, the districts will submit the Utilisation Cetirficates and Audit Reports for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08 for being eligible to release the second installment during the current financial year.

Also, the second installment will be released to only those districts who have utilised not less than 60 per cent of the available funds, including the first installment of the current year. 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 by the comptroller 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 and a provision to this effect should invariably be incorporated in all orders sanctioning grants-in-aid.


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