Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday has sanctioned an amount of Rs 11 crores for hassle-free conduct of this year’s annual Shri Amarnath pilgrimage.This year’s yatra will commence on June 28 and conclude on August 22.
As per the circular issued by the Finance Department, Jammu and Kashmir Government, Shri Amarnath Yatra is conducted every year and necessary budgetary provision is made every year for the smooth conduct of Yatra.
“It is enjoined upon all the functionaries and Departments associated with Shri Amarnath Yatra to ensure timely execution of works and related arrangement for smooth conduct of the Yatra,” read the circular.
It further said that the incurring of expenditure shall be in accordance with the budgetary provisions made under Revenue and Capital components for the year 2021-22.“The funds under Revenue Budget out of BE 2021-22 amounting to Rs 11.00 crore stand already authorized through BEAMS on April 1, 2021,” it read and said that the Tourism
Department being the nodal department shall obtain necessary action plan from the line Departments in respect of funds provisioned under Capex Budget 2021-22 and furnish the same to the Finance Department for activity-wise authorization of funds.
The funds shall be utilized as per norms and after following the procedure laid down in GFR 2017.Due prudence shall be observed by all concerned in incurring expenditure. No liability shall be created and any expenditure beyond budgetary provision shall not be incurred without due approval of Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board and Finance Department.