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Central ministries, departments face cash crunch as winter session scrapped

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Since supplementary demand for grants is subject to Parliament approval, any mobilisation of additional resources, even within departments, requires its nod, said one of the officials

Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
Scrapping the Winter Session has left central ministries and departments in the lurch, in terms of additional cash and getting savings from other departments to meet their immediate expenses. 
 
This is because there is no supplementary demand for grants before the Budget session, which usually starts in late January. The supplementary demand is generally placed in February.
 
“This will have an impact on existing central schemes and even on new ones which are planned or in the pipeline," said two officials in the government.
 
Since supplementary demand for grants is subject to Parliament approval, any mobilisation of additional resources, even

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First Published: Dec 21 2020 | 6:08 AM IST

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