Kathmandu, June 28: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that Ministry of Finance (MoF) would make timetable in view of the effective implementation of the newly unveiled budget.
Responding to the queries raised by the lawmakers in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR), Minister Dr Khatiwada asserted that the central government would play the complimentary role and would contribute towards capacity building of the local level and provinces, the partners of budget implementation.
He said that the central government had already sent resources at local-level and the plans and programmes were handed over them on the basis of the allocation of the resources, adding that the current budget aims eight percent of economic growth.
Citing that the insurance scheme for senior citizens and child protection programme among other schemes in the new budget, Minister Khatiwada expressed his confidence that targeted economic growth would be achieved by these scheme and prgrammes which was included in the newly unveiled budget covering citizens of all age and professions from children to elderly citizens, employees to farmers.
He clarified that the inflation in the market had nothing to do with the newly unveiled budget and it was just a rumour spread by those trying to exercise monopoly.
According to him, the budget allocation was made considering a balance between the population and geography.
Sharing that a progressive tax system was introduced through the new budget, the Finance Minister informed that the programmes to combat corruptions put in place in the local level and provinces.
Reiterating that the incumbent government has adopted the zero tolerance policy against corruption, the Minister expressed his commitment to work more on social security.
Lawmakers Dilendra Prasad Badu, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Ram Bahadur Bista, Prem Subal, Prakash Rasaili, Bimal Prasad Srivastav, Tejulal Chaudhary, Sujita Shakya, Mohan Baniya, Sarita KUmari Giri, Gajendra Bahadur Mahat, Metmadi Chaudhary had again raised their queries to Minister Khatiwada.