Pema Khandu made historic, transformational changes: Arunachal Governor

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Itanagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra on Thursday said that Pema Khandu-led government has made historic, transformational, systemic, and structural changes during the past two-and-a-half years’ period in the State.

“The crusade against corruption, maintenance of law and order and a high trajectory of growth and development are the Grand Trunk Routes being followed by our government,” he said in his address at the beginning of the Budget Session.

Stating that the government has zero tolerance for corruption and is “pro-People” and “pro-Poor”, Mishra said, the government has proactively been consultative and participative, where views and suggestions from all sections of the society were sought.

With a view to eliminating corruption and to bring in transparency in the government procurement procedure, he said a conscious decision of online portal Government e Marketplace (GeM) program for all government procurement, has been effectively enforced.

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“For the first time in 33 years of the State’s existence, revenue has shown consistent signs of growth. In 2014-15, our tax and non-tax revenue was only Rs 919.77 crore, which in 2017-18 crossed the mark of Rs 1,500 crore and it is expected to reach a new record high of Rs 2,000 crore during this fiscal year,” he told the assembly.

–IANS

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