The Delhi authorities has restructured its finance division to enhance coordination and stop overlap of labor, senior authorities officers stated on Sunday.
The federal government has now compartmentalised the division into six divisions inside it – administration, human useful resource, state sources, finances, expenditure, and coverage, and appointed in-charges for every.
The reorganisation comes whereas the finance division has began the method of getting ready Delhi’s 2021-22 finances, which is predicted to be tabled by the top of February.
March, earlier than the subsequent fiscal begins, will mark a yr for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic first hit the Capital, pushing its income down practically 30% even after the lockdown, in keeping with authorities knowledge.
Previous to the reorganising order issued by state finance secretary Sandeep Kumar dated January 11, 2021, Delhi authorities’s finance division broadly had solely 4 branches — accounts, finances, expenditure and administration.
Following this reorganisation, a second order was issued on January 12 whereby the federal government outlined which officer can be in-charge of every division. The second order said that whereas every of the six branches could have a “division in-charge”, every will even have a “controlling officer” — the 2 particular secretaries of the finance division — to supervise all work and repair accountability.
“In any authorities, officers hold getting transferred. There have been main confusions and work overlap, as a result of officers by no means had clearly outlined roles or scope throughout the finance division. Many instances, a file would hold shifting from one desk to a different even throughout the similar division. So, with these two orders now, the job roles of every officer and their workflow has been outlined clearly,” stated a senior finance officer on situation of anonymity.
A senior official in Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s workplace stated such “reorganisations” are being thought-about for different departments of the Delhi authorities as effectively.
“An identical restructure is being labored on within the authorities’s grievance redressal cell, and the same plan is being explored within the basic administration division as effectively,” the officer stated.
As the method to attract up the yr’s finances begins, the finance division has requested all departments to submit revised estimates and description extra funds they want, on the premise of the tasks being labored on.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who can be Delhi’s finance minister, is more likely to convene his first Delhi budget-related assembly this week.
Senior officers stated the fund allotted for Covid-19 which in final yr’s finances was simply ₹50 crore, goes to be elevated this time.
One other huge ticket scheme that will probably be repackaged and introduced within the finances will probably be well being playing cards for all Delhi residents.
Well being sector is more likely to get one of many highest share of funds, which some senior officers stated may very well be much more than the training sector this time.
As for the Union finances, which will probably be introduced on Monday, the Delhi authorities has demanded that the nationwide capital be handled at par with the Union territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir concerning its share of central taxes and central help to UTs, and the Catastrophe Response Fund. It has additionally requested the Central authorities for added funds to ease the monetary crunch being confronted by the three municipal companies.