Tribune Information Service

Naina Mishra

Chandigarh, February 1

The Heart has once more allotted much less price range than the demand of PGI.

In opposition to the institute’s demand of Rs 2200 crore within the price range, Rs 1,840 crore has been allotted, which is 16 per cent much less. For the monetary yr 2021-22, the overall allocation was Rs 1,613.82 crore, which was 21.27 per cent lower than the demand sought by the institute (Rs 2,050 crore). Beneath the revised price range, the institute obtained an extra grant of Rs 190 crore.

Ministry allotted supplementary fund

From previous expertise, we are able to say that the ministry has all the time allotted supplementary funds and there has not been any main influence on any ongoing challenge. PGI’s monetary advisor Kumar Abhay

Nevertheless, this yr’s price range share is about Rs 226 crore greater than the price range allotted within the final fiscal.

In 2021, the Rajya Sabha Parliamentary Committee noticed that PGI has been profitable in using the utmost quantity of price range allotted for a couple of years. The committee famous that in opposition to the estimated demand of Rs 2,150 crore for the yr 2020-21, solely Rs 1,426.53 was allotted to the institute, which was decrease than the price range estimate for 2019-20.

Amongst its main tasks, PGI is within the strategy of organising a excessive stage maternal and baby care centre, a neuroscience middle and satellite tv for pc facilities at Sangrur, Una and Ferozepur. The funds sanctioned beneath the development of the capital asset (Rs 350 crore) will probably be primarily used for organising of Heart for Maternal and Baby Care and Heart for Superior Neuroscience.

“On account of Covid-19, these tasks received delayed. From our experiences, we are able to say that the Heart has all the time allotted supplementary funds and there was no main influence on any ongoing challenge,” mentioned Kumar Abhay, monetary advisor, PGI.

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