Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 30
The executive and general committee of the Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) on Tuesday held its annual meeting through video-conferencing and passed Rs 147.50 crore budget for 2020-21. The CKD will prioritise infrastructure development for colleges and other institutions, and build seven new schools in current year.
The meetings were presided over by CKD vice-president Inderbir Singh Nijjar, who while giving information about the budget said that the estimated budget of the Chief Khalsa Diwan for the year 2020-21 has been kept at 147.50 crore. He further said Rs 7 crore for the construction of new CKD school at Ajnala Road, Rs 1.62 crore for Adarsh schools, Rs 20 lakh for dharam prachar, 2 crore for upgrading CKD rural schools, Rs 1 crore for development of Central Khalsa Orphanage old-age homes and other institutes have been assigned under the budget. He said Rs 3 crore for the purchase of land and Rs 2 two crore for the construction of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Bhagatwala, has been earmarked. Rs 50 lakh for further acquisition of land and Rs 80 lakh for construction on it for a CKD School at Sur Singh has been reserved. Apart from this, three badminton halls are also planned to be constructed at Sri Guru Harkrishan International School, Ranjit Avenue, in the year 2020-21.
Secretary Surinder Singh Rumalianwale said the total revenue in the year 2019-20 was Rs 116.42 crore, which is projected to increase to Rs 137.98 crore this year. He said that the increase this year in revenue was Rs 21 crore over the last year, which is 18.5 per cent. He also informed that hi-tech solar systems had been installed in four CKD schools at a cost of Rs 4 crore.
High-tech system installed in schools
Secretary Surinder Singh Rumalianwale said the total revenue in the year 2019-20 was Rs 116.42 crore, which is projected to increase to Rs137.98 crore this year. He said the increase this year in revenue was Rs21 crore over the last year, which is 18.5 per cent. He also informed that hi-tech solar systems had been installed in four CKD schools at a cost of Rs 4 crore.
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