FINANCE DEPT RELEASES RS. 745 CR FOR GPF AND ALL CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES

 CHANDIGARH, MARCH 9: The Finance Department has released Rs. 745 crores on account of General Provident Fund (GPF) and advances of employees besides all Centrally Sponsored Schemes upto March 6, 2020.

Disclosing this here on Monday, an official spokesperson said that funds to the tune of Rs.311 crore have been released for making payment of retiral benefits including final GPF and leave encashment besides Rs.95 crore on account of clearing advances of GPF to the employees till March 6.

Further, a sum of Rs.275 crore has been released for all Centrally Sponsored Schemes including AMRUT, Samagraha Shiksha Abhiyaan, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), Mid-day Meal Programme, Central Road Fund, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), MNREGA, Border Area Development Programme (BADP), Green Revolution besides NABARD, World Bank and Asian Development Bank assisted projects cleared till March 6.

Another sum of Rs. 64 crore for Medical, Petroleum Oil and Lubricant (POL), water/electricity, material supplies, office expenses, machinery equipment, Travelling Allowance etc. has also been released up to March 6, 2020.

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