Government has released Rs 942.98 crore rupees to five medical colleges of Jammu and Kashmir under Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Establishment of New Medical Colleges attached with District/referral Hospitals” for buying different equipment and machinery.

The amount has been released to Govt. Medical College, Anantnag, Govt. Medical College Baramulla, Govt. Medical College Kathua, Govt. Medical College Rajouri and Govt. Medical College Doda.
According to an official document, GMC Anantnag will receive RS 406.203 lakhs for purchasing furniture, furnishings, office equipment and appliances. Government Medical College, Baramulla will get Rs 0.20 lakhs for buying machinery and equipment.

Similarly, Rs 163.86 lakhs has been sanctioned for GMC Doda, Rs 301.56 lakhs for GMC Kathua and Rs 71.13 lakhs for GMC Rajouri.As per the officials, the expenditure shall be made strictly as according to the classification under which funds have been authorized by the Finance Department.
“Treasury officers shall not entertain bills without complete classification under which funds have been authorized by the Finance Department andDrawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) shall complete all codal formalities before presentation of bills at the Treasury,” reads an order.

Principal, Government Medical College Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua shall send a status report about the scheme in terms of physical and financial progress made during the current financial year.Besides, Principal, Government Medical College, Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua have to send Utilization Certificate (UC) of the funds as early as possible and positively before 31-03-2023 to this department.

“All the sanctions/ approvals and clearances shall be in place before withdrawal of money from the treasury. Director Finance, Health & Medical Education Department shall vouchsafe the availability of funds on BEAMS portal and accordingly release the funds to the concerned. The expenditure shall be incurred strictly as per the guidelines of the scheme and the conditions laid down in the sanction letter of the concerned ministry of Government of India. The funds shall not be available for re-appropriation/ diversion at any level,” reads an order.

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