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Ministry of Finance held meeting with CPSEs and FAs to boost capital expenditure

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New Delhi, Sep 06: In order to boost capital expenditure of the Union Government so as to pump liquidity in the market to boost demand, Ministry of Finance held meeting with the heads of Maharatna and Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Financial Advisors(FAs) of infrastructure Ministries in New Delhi on Friday.

Ministry of Finance held meeting with CPSEs and FAs to boost capital expenditure

The meeting was Co-Chaired by Shri Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Shri G.C.Murmu, Secretary Department of Expenditure.

During the meeting following three areas were reviewed:

(a) Capital expenditure by various CPSEs & Ministries. They were impressed upon to adhere to the expenditure plan and accelerate investment activities.

(b) Monitoring release of payments for procurements and other contracts without delay to infuse liquidity in a time-bound manner.

(c) Resolution of outstanding payments which may have been held up on account of disputes.

Ministry of Finance would constantly monitor the progress of large infrastructure projects for the Ministries as well as the CPSEs and further follow meetings would be held. For this purpose, the Ministry will be developing a dashboard for enabling Ministries to upload figures on a periodic basis.

During last week, the Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretary (Economic Affairs) also Co-Chaired a meeting with the heads of large CPSEs and officials of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and the Ministry of Public Enterprises.

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