Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu. (File Photo)
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday announced that the state budget for 2019-20 financial year will be presented on July 8.
Since the present government has come to power with a huge mandate, the people's expectations from it are also very high, Khandu said at a meeting with senior officials.
The budget will be presented on July 8, the chief minister said and directed all the heads of departments to finish the budget exercise in war footing.
"When expectations (of the people) are high, the responsibility on us becomes bigger," he said.
The BJP led by Khandu returned to power winning 41 seats in the 60-member House in the assembly polls held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election on April 11 in the northeastern state bordering China.
"The good work of the government in the last tenure has been well reciprocated by the people of the state, which resulted in giving us another chance to serve and work for
them," Khandu said.
Observing that a few departments have excessive workers, while others are facing an acute shortage of employees, he asked the administrative reforms department to work on re-distribution of manpower.
The chief minister asked the officials to put on extra effort to complete the unfinished works of the government and push forward the state to newer heights in all sectors in the