RAWALPINDI - Town Municipal Administration (TMA) Rawal Town passed its annual surplus budget worth Rs 1.17 billion here on Wednesday.
Talking to media persons, TMA Rawal Town Administrator Saif Anwar Jhappa said that a total of Rs 351.5 million has been reserved for non-development expenses including the salaries of the staff and pensions of the retired staff. Despite the 20 per cent raise in the salaries and pensions no new tax had been imposed in the tax, he added. He said that the TMA Rawal Town would hire new staff in July 2012.
He further said Rs31 million had been set aside for Citizen Community Boards (CCBs) and Rs 206 million had been allocated for new development schemes that would be introduced by the PML-N MPs.
Some Rs 86.4 million had been set aside for development schemes announced last year that yet to be started whereas Rs 43.1 million has been reserved for ongoing development schemes in the limits of Rawal Town. The Administrator was of view that Rs 9.6 million and Rs 9 million have been reserved for the welfare of youth Rs9.6 million and for sports activity respectively.
The construction of shops along with Benazir Bhutto Road (BBR) would cost Rs 37 million to the civic body, Jhappa mentioned. Similarly, Rs 5 million had been allocated for renovation of damaged streetlights and Rs 4 million for carpeting of roads in Rawal Town areas. With Rs 25 million, the new complex offices would be constructed for TMA Rawal Town, Saif Anwar Jhappa asserted.