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Pondy CM asks Centre for more funds to fulfil fiscal needs

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Chief Minister of Puducherry

V Narayanasamy has urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to earmark more funds to the territorial government to enable it tackle fiscal commitments.

Narayanasamy sought Rs 2,731 crore as the territorial government was facing a financial crunch to meet its commitments particularly in sanctioning enhanced wages for the government staff as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, an official press release said here.

The Chief Minister had led a delegation of ministerial teams comprising the Health and Tourism Minister Malladi Krishna Rao and the Welfare Minister M Kandasamy and had a meeting with the Union Finance Minister in Delhi on Thursday, it said.

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First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 15:34 IST