Special assistance to Mizoram will be given by Central Government

October 03 2011

Aizawl, Oct 3 : Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has agreed to give special plan assistance to the Mizoram government even though the ministry had earlier rejected the proposal of the state government, an official statement said here today.

The decision was conveyed in person to state Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla during a 40-minute meeting with Mukherjee in New Delhi yesterday, the statement said.

Lal Thanhawla also urged the finance minister to allocate more funds to meet the additional expenditure arising out of the implementation of enhanced salaries to the state government employees as per the recommendations of the central sixth pay commission.

He also sought more fund to bridge the gap of the assessment of the Thirteenth Finance Commission and the actual requirement of the state government on non-plan shortfalls.