The state government’s expenditure is on the rise vis-a-vis income, forcing it to cut corners by going slow on recruitments and focusing more on e-governance.
According to a circular, the government speech and white-paper of the finance department show that expenses, particularly on salary, are on the rise compared to revenue. “This is not an acceptable model. The expenses of the government should be less than its income. The state budget revenue is expected to grow by 9.64% and, as per the Seventh Pay Commission, the government’s expenditure is going to shoot up drastically. Most of the money will be spent on paying wages of government employees. As a corrective measure, the government has decided to go slow on recruitments and stop creating new posts,” read the circular issued by state chief secretary Swadhin Kshatriya.