In the wake of reduced revenue to the State owing to COVID-19, the Opposition Congress on Friday suggested to the government to reduce development works and wasteful expenditure in the current financial year.
The Congress opposed borrowings of ₹33,000 crore for committed and developmental expenditures of the State. The borrowings of the State would reach ₹85,000 crore, including budgetary provision of ₹52,000 crore, in 2020–21, Congress members pointed out.
Speaking on the Karnataka Fiscal Responsibility (Amendment) Bill, 2020, in the Legislative Assembly, Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah said the government should take steps to scrap unnecessary posts in different departments, and should not allow secretaries to use vehicles of both their departments and boards/corporations.
The Congress leader said that in boards/corporations where no chairman had been appointed,…