Capex: Current level of capex sustainable, says financial secretary

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NEW DELHI: Indicating a continued push for public spending, finance secretary T V Somanathan on Thursday mentioned present level of capital expenditure was “highly sustainable” and asserted that the Centre was on target to fulfill the spending and financial deficit targets for present financial yr.
While Somanathan refused to provide any steerage on whether or not the federal government intends to extend the level of capex, he mentioned he didn’t count on authorities companies to be unable to make use of the fund allotted for them.
A excessive progress in capex has been the centerpiece of the Modi authorities’s second time period in workplace because it banked on funding in roads, railways and different infrastructure tasks to spur demand for metal and cement, which in flip is anticipated to lead to recent funding in increasing capability at these crops.
The finance secretary additionally mentioned that the Centre has determined to maintain the phrases of reference of the sixteenth Finance Commission easy, giving the soon-to-be-appointed panel “leeway and freedom in consulting” states and different stakeholders in formulating its suggestions. He added that this was based mostly on suggestions from a number of states.
Unlike in recent times, this time the Centre has additionally determined in opposition to giving any Census interval as the premise for trying on the inhabitants, leaving it the Constitutionally mandated physique to resolve on the premise for its suggestions.
Somanathan additional mentioned the Centre’s Vivad Se Vishwas scheme for MSMEs had helped settle practically 44,000 claims, enabling these entities to once more take part in authorities contracts. He mentioned that 4,000-odd circumstances have been but to be determined.


Nilesh Desai
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