Province 2 spends more than Rs 250 million on allowances, fuel last FY

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JANAKPUR, July 21: Province 2 Government spent more than Rs 250 million to pay for allowances [provided to chief minister and ministers] and fuel in the last fiscal year 2020-21. 

There were a total of 13 Cabinet members in the Province 2 Government including the chief minister, six ministers and six ministers of state. 

According to the Province Finance Controller's Office in Janakpurdham, Rs 253,192,300 was spent on salary allowances, meeting allowances, other benefits and fuel charge, in the last FY. 

The government, however, had allocated Rs 212,602,000 in that title. 

Of the amount [Rs 29.4 million] allocated, Rs 18.91 million was used up under the title  meeting allowance. 

Similarly, Rs 45 million was spent under the title other benefits for the office bears in FY 2020-21. Rs 67 million was allocated. 

The province government said that it spent Rs 11.36 million to pay for the fuel for the vehicles used by the office bearers of the province government. 

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