Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the intense belt-tightening measures, the state government has decided not to create any new posts, institutions or agencies during this fiscal year, till March 31, 2015.
The finance department will also abolish 7,500 or 25 per cent of the total surplus staff of 30,000 before the end of this fiscal.
What’s more, no expenditure proposals for this fiscal will be entertained after November 15. Special workshops will be held during October for the clearance of files and departments have been asked to get sanction for their expenditure proposals during these workshops.
“Where post creation is unavoidable, it will be done only after examination by two committees,” additional chief secretary (finance) K.M. Abraham said. First the proposal will be put to a committee headed by the expenditure secretary, a representative of the General Administration department and the head of the concerned department. If the proposal is cleared by this committee it will be sent to the consideration of another committee led by the additional chief secretary (finance).
To control unbridled expenditure, all state departments have been asked to furnish a detailed report on the expenditure anticipated till October 15, 2014, at the earliest. A proforma has been created for the purpose. Salary and other establishment expenditure have been exempted. The Finance Department will pass the proformas to the concerned treasuries and only the expenditure mentioned in the proforma will be honoured by the treasuries.
OHere is more. Any expenditure proposal with a total financial impact on the revenue account of more than Rs 30 crore over five years will be critically examined by a committee consisting of the concerned secretary of the department and the finance and expenditure secretaries....