The budget in brief Rs7.207m fixed for industries

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The Punjab government has allocated a sum of Rs 7.207 billion for industries in the budget for year 2012-13. According to budget documents, Rs 3.549 billion will be spent on salaries of employees whereas remaining amount of Rs 3.657 billion is reserved for non-salary expenditure.
TEVTA will receive about Rs six billion as a grant in aid which is slightly higher than the last year whereas an amount of Rs 76 million has been reserved for Headquarters establishment.
Rs 11 million has been reserved for Inspectorate of Boilers and an amount of Rs 62 million will be spent on Headquarters establishment.
Inspectorate of Mines will receive an amount of Rs 133 million whereas Punjab Small Industries will get Rs 537 million as grant in aid. Rs 153 million has been reserved for Mines Labour Welfare
Commissionerate and Rs 125 million has been reserved for Punjab Board of Investment and Trade.

Rs 220m fixed for HR, minorities affairs
The Punjab government has allocated Rs 220 million for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs for 2012-13.Rs 220 million have been allocated for three ongoing schemes while no new scheme has been included in the ADP 2012-13.

Rs 9.265b fixed for justice
administration
The Punjab government has allocated Rs 9.265 billion for administration of justice in the budget for fiscal year 2012-13. According to budget documents, an amount of Rs 1.889 billion has been reserved for the Lahore High Court whereas the sessions courts will receive Rs 1.745 billion.
An amount of Rs 4.771 billion has been allocated for civil courts, which is 30 percent higher than the last year. Special courts will get an amount of Rs 81 million and courts of small causes will receive Rs 25 million. The Punjab Judicial Academy will get Rs 56 million and the solicitors department will get Rs 29 million.

Punjab Govt allocates Rs550m for Zakat, Ushr
The Punjab government has allocated Rs 550 million for Zakat and Ushr sector in fiscal budget 2012-13. According to the budget documents, an amount of Rs 165 million has been suggested for up-gradation of vocational training institutes. Punjab government will establish fifty new vocational training institutes in the province and Rs 35 million has been allocated for this purpose.

Rs200m fixed for food sector
The Punjab government has allocated a sum of Rs 200 million for the development of food in fiscal year 2012-13. According to budget documents, a total allocated amount would be spent on one ongoing scheme which is for the construction of concrete Silos 100,000 tons capacity.

More laptops coming your way!
The Punjab government announced on Saturday to continue the laptop distribution scheme during 2012-13.  According to a provincial budget document, the government gave away 110,000 laptops to students on merit throughout the province in 2011-12. It said the continuation of the laptops scheme will boost the students’ morale, complement the government’s policy of digitisation, bring parity in terms of possession of IT equipment between students belonging to different segments of the society and bridge the digital divide between the poor and rich students without compromising on merit and excellence.

Irrigation sector gets Rs 11,250m
The Punjab government has allocated a sum of Rs 11,250 million for the development of irrigation sector in the fiscal year 2012-13.
The allocated amount is Rs 400 million more than the last year’s.

Rs 185m allocated for Auqaf
The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 185 million for the Auqaf and Religious Affairs department in the fiscal year 2012-13.
An amount of Rs 50.05 million has been allocated for six ongoing schemes, while only one new scheme will be started this year at a total cost of Rs 134.95 million. An amount of Rs 30 million will be spent on the construction of Quran Complex and Seerat Academy Lahore, while Rs one million for the re-flooring of the courtyard of Badshahi Masjid; Rs 7 million for Masjid Wazir Khan, Rs 2 million for the construction of mosque attached to the shrine of Hazrat Miran Hussain Zanjani; Rs 10 million to upgrade the shrine of Hazrat Bibi Pak Daman; and Rs .05 million have been allocated for the up-gradation of public facilities for visitors at the shrine of Makhdoom Rasheed in Multan.

Rs 2.1b given to Emergency Service
The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 2.1 billion for Emergency Service in fiscal year 2012-13. An amount of Rs 736 million has been allocated for five ongoing schemes while four new schemes will be started this year and Rs 1.364 billion will be spent on it in the ADP 2012-13.
An amount of Rs 208 million will be spent on the establishment of emergency services academy in Lahore, Rs 10 million for the establishment of emergency service in Chiniot, Rs 119 million for strengthening of the emergency services in existing cities, Rs 396 million for establishment of emergency service at teshil level and Rs 3 million has been allocated for provision of security measures at existing emergency rescue stations.

Punjab allocates Rs2,400m for IT
The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 2,400 million for Information Technology for the fiscal year 2012-13.
An amount of Rs 1036.313 million has been allocated for nine new schemes of Punjab Information Technology Board while 1363.687 million will be spent on six ongoing schemes.

Rs 61.509b allocated for police dept
The Punjab government has allocated a sum of Rs 61.509 billion for Punjab Police in the budget 2012-13. According to budget documents, Rs 52.641 billion will be spent on salaries of staff while Rs 8.867 billion has been allocated for other expenditures. An amount of Rs 55.063 billion has been allocated for provincial police, Rs 345.311 million for local police, Rs 1.787 billion will be spent on training of the staff.
Other civil armed forces will get Rs 3.590 billion and an amount of Rs 723.269 has been allocated for other expenditures of the department.

Rs 33,045m for roads

The Punjab government has fixed an amount of Rs 33,045 million for roads in the budget 2012-13. As per budget document, the allocation shows a decrease from the revised amount – Rs 36,650 million – allocated during the year 2011-12.
In addition, the government also allocated Rs 10,360 millions under block allocations for road development. The amount would be spent on new development schemes, besides the amount of Rs 6,490 millions for new regular schemes. The government would also spend an amount of Rs 93,425 millions on the ongoing schemes of roads in various parts of the province.