Patna: Opposition RJD on Wednesday accused Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government of gross financial mismanagement which, it said, was evident from the fact that the state had utilised hardly 30 per cent of the state plan size during the current fiscal year.
Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari
Siddiqui told reporters that there was large-scale financial
mismanagement in Bihar.
"The state government made tall claims of securing plan
size of Rs 24,000 crore for 2011-12 and later through the
first and second supplementary appropriation bills had hiked
the plan size to Rs 27,365 crore for the running financial
year," he said.
It will lead to rampant parking of funds and gross misuse
of rest of the amount in the last quarter of the fiscal, he
feared. Besides, 70 per cent of the unspent amount of the plan
size would lapse for want of proper use, he said.
Siddiqui also highlighted the failure of the National
Rural Health Mission (NHRM) in Bihar alleging that the state
had been able to use only Rs 780 crore against a whopping
allocation of Rs 1,300 crore.
Similarly, NDA government has been able to spend 50 per
cent of the total fund allocation for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
(SSA) in Bihar.