Punjab government has created a record, with zero pendency in the state treasury during the Financial Year 2020-21 ending March 31, after a gap of almost 15 years.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson said that the Treasuries and Accounts of Finance Department has cleared an amount to the tune of Rs. 3556 crore related to payments of various departments during the last two days of the previous fiscal. The spokesperson pointed out that as many as 10,295 bills were cleared on March 30 with an amount of Rs. 1417.6 crore credited to 45,176 payees while 12,484 bills were cleared on the last day of the financial year i.e. March 31 with an amount of Rs. 2138.5 paid to 3,01,356 payees.
Notably, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has already directed all the departments to conduct a review of the status of their pending bills at regular intervals to ensure zero pendency at the culmination of every fiscal.