J K News Today
Jammu, November 12
Jammu and Kashmir’s annual budget for the financial year of 2017-18 will be passed in January next year much before the past practice of clearing the budgetary proposals in March .
The Mehbooba Mufti government has decided to advance the budget session to widen the scope of the start of the work at the earliest in the next financial year and also to compensate for the loss of work that the Valley suffered due to the four-month-long unrest in Kashmir.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed this to Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu and asked him to hold the pre-budget discussions with the trade organisations and business and industry chambers before December-end, informed sources told J K News Today .
The sources said Mehbooba Mufti wants a realistic budget that would open new doors of engaging the youth and encourage them to go in for self-employment opportunities rather than looking for the government jobs all the time. “ We have to address the concerns of the jobless youth in a realistic manner,” she is reported to have told all those associated with the preparation of the annual budget .
Chief Minister is finding herself stuck in tracks because of the Kashmir unrest, which cropped up as a major stumbling stone in doing for the youth as per her promise to fulfill the dream of her father and late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. She wants to give a firm and translatable into action hope to the youth .