JAIPUR: The finance department has not yet released a grant of Rs 3,024 crore to the rural development and panchayati raj department, which came under the ministry held by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, for the 2019-20 period.
This was revealed in a presentation given by the rural development and panchayati raj department on issues it had with various departments to the state-level development and coordination committee, headed by chief secretary Rajeeva Swarup, on July 30.
Under the head, ‘inter-departmental issues’, the presentation stated that the fund was part of the state finance commission (SFC-V) grant. The finance department is under the ministry held by chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
It also pointed out that Rs 1,883.25 crore from the central share was pending as the state share of Rs 1,262.53 crore for implementing MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMAY-G), National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) and Border Area Development Programme (BADP) schemes has not been released.
Among other issues that the panchayati raj department had with the finance department include payment of interest against delay in transfer of money of the Central Finance Commission to gram panchayat; Rs 11 crore required for completing undergoing works for 16 PS buildings of panchayat samiti created in 2014; formation of State Finance Commission (VI); non-payment of honorarium to panchayat sahayaks since April 2020.
Under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY-WC), bills amounting to over Rs 45 crore are pending at treasury and bills amounting to Rs 90 crore pending for sending to treasury, the presentation pointed out.