The second batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2023-24 includes 71 Grants and 1 Appropriation…reports Asian Lite News
The central government on Monday sought approval from Parliament for the second batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants worth Rs 200,299.54 crore for the current financial year 2023-24.
Of this, the proposals involving net cash outgo aggregate to Rs 78,672.92 crore and gross additional expenditure, matched by savings of the Ministries/Departments or by enhanced receipts/recoveries aggregates to Rs 121,625.40 crore.
The second batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2023-24 includes 71 Grants and 1 Appropriation.
Supplementary grants typically refer to additional grant amounts sought by the government during a financial year, over and above the amounts already authorized in the budget. They are necessary when the authorized funds are insufficient to meet the current expenditure.
Supplementary grants are primarily required to meet expenses that cannot be deferred until the next financial year and were not foreseen when the original Budget for the table was presented.
LS adopts motion of thanks on President’s Address
Earlier, Lok Sabha adopted the motion of thanks on the President’s address after the reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who lambasted the opposition parties and outlined the achievements of the government.
The motion was adopted by a voice vote. Over 60 members took part in the debate on the motion of thanks which commenced on Friday.
The budget session of parliament began on January 31 and is the last before Lok Sabha elections expected in April-May. The session began with the address of President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of the two Houses.
In his reply, the Prime Minister strongly attacked the Congress and took a veiled dig at its leader Rahul Gandhi.
He said the government has been able to contain inflation despite the geo-political situation in the world created by two wars. He said the country was on course to becoming the world’s third-largest economy.
The Prime Minister’s remarks were loudly cheered by ruling party members. (ANI)
Cong raises Ladakh, Maldives issues
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday during his reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address questioned the Defence Minister for the situation in Ladakh and claimed that vast areas of Ladakh have been occupied. While speaking in the Lok Sabha on Monday, he said China is emboldened today and the Modi government has failed in its China’s policy. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh immediately intervened and expressed disagreement over the Congress leader’s comments pertaining to LAC.
Bill to tackle entrance exam malpractices
A bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday to effectively deter persons, organised groups or institutions that indulge in unfair means and adversely impact the public examination system for wrongful gains.The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 was introduced in Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh.
Bill to amend J&K local body laws introduced
A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes in the panchayats and the municipalities in Jammu and Kashmir and to bring consistency in the local bodies laws of the Union territory with the provisions of the Constitution. The Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai.
Parliament condoles Namibian President’s demise
Both houses of Parliament of India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha expressed condolences and observed a moment of silence on the demise of Namibian President, Hage G Geingob. “Both Houses of Parliament today expressed condolences on the passing away of Dr. Hage G Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia. A dear friend of India, his contribution to a deeper India-Namibia and India-Africa relationship will always be remembered,” said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a post on X.