New Delhi: The budget session of Delhi Assembly will be held from March 22 to 31 during which the AAP government is expected to provide funds at grassroots level to empower people to have a say in deciding civic projects in their areas besides giving priority to education, transport
and health sectors.
The House will, however, sit only for five days as a number of holidays fall during the period.
”Delhi Cabinet has decided to call budget session of the House from March 22 to March 31,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told PTI.
He said the government is yet to take a call on when it will present the 2016-17 budget and indicated that March 27 or 28 or 29 are being contemplated for the purpose.
A senior official said the government is unlikely to table many other bills during the session.
Priority would be given to education, health and transport sectors, with the city government set to spend 25 per cent of budget on education. It will also set aside funds for buying new buses.
Besides, the government will provide funds for 3,000 mohalla sabhas where locals will have a say in deciding civic projects in their areas.
”By forming mohalla sabhas, government will empower the people to have a say in deciding the civic projects to be executed in their areas on priority basis.
”In the budget, government will make a provision to allocate funds for these mohalla sabhas consisting of locals to carry out development works,” the official said.