The state government will redefine the payment procedure of Samman Nidhi being paid to Loktantra Senanis. Action will be taken to make the current payment procedure more accurate and transparent.
It was mentioned in the directives issued by the General Administration Department to Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors that it has been brought to the notice in the accounts audit reports of the Accountant General that excess amount has been spent on Loktantra Senani Samman Nidhi against the budget provision during the last few fiscal years in the state.
Department faces difficulty in clarifying the status before the Public Accounts Committee for over expenditure against budgetary provision.
As per the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee, it is essential to present bill again to regularise amount spent more than budget in Vidhan Sabha.
There is a need to make current Samman Nidhi payment procedure more accurate and transparent to stop this trend. Along with this, physical varification of Loktantra Senanis is also required. Directives in detail will be issued seperately in this connection.
Moreover, it was mentioned in the directives that after following the above mentioned procedure, Samman Nidhi should be disbursed from the next month. District Collectors have also been told to inform concerned bank branches in this regard.