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KP govt increases funds for Elementary & Secondary Education

June 15, 2014

Elementary & Secondary Education is the biggest department of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa government in terms of human resource, infrastructure network and budgetary allocations.

The total Budget Estimates of the Elementary & Secondary Education for the current financial year 2013-2014 were Rs 60,552.937 million, which have been revised to Rs 64,594.426 million, announces Provincial Finance Minister Siraj-ul-Haq in the budget speech.

For the year 2014-15 the budget for Elementary & Secondary Education has been estimated at Rs 73,684.438 million which makes up about 28.83% of total current revenue expenditure.

Provincial government considers education its top priority.

The total allocation for 2014-15 shows an overall increase of 14% over current financial year.

The non-salary budget alone has been increased by 132%.During the course of current financial year 2013-14, a total of 1,643 posts were created on the proposal of the Elementary & Secondary Education Department, he added.

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Source: Balochistan Times (Pakistan)

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