The vote-on-account for 82 government departments to defray the expenses from April 1 to July 31, 2015 was passed by voice vote.

Speaker Chotisuh Sazo put the vote-on-account to vote saying that as it relates to the first quarter of 2015-16 the members will have ample opportunity to discuss it during the presentation of the full budget in the month of July.

Presenting the interim budget on Tuesday, Chief Minister T R Zeliang had explained that full budget has not been preferred due to non-finalisation of the state's plan with the Centre as the state was going through a transitional period from Planning Commission to NITI Aayog and 13th to 14th finance commission.

On the financial situation, he added the state accumulated a deficit of Rs 1234.45 crore by March 31 2014, which is estimated to be Rs 1252.85 crore by end of this month.

 

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