Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the latter’s office in New Delhi on Thursday and briefed him about the fiscal health of the state especially in terms of block crunch as well as the issue of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The Meghalaya Chief Minister also discussed a wide range of issues such as early sanction of funds to ensure smooth implementation of government policies and programmes.
Union Finance Minister Jaitley expressed his concern over the situation there and assured of all possible help to the State.
“After giving a patient hearing to the Chief Minister, the Union Finance Minister personally spoke to Union Secretary Expenditure Ajay Narayan Jha to expedite the matter at the earliest,” informed the office of the Chief Minister’s Communication Cell.
Following the telephonic directive, the Chief Minister personally met Union Secretary Expenditure and briefed him also about the whole financial situation of Meghalaya.
The Chief Minister also met the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Mishra at the latter’s office and sought the Government of India support to meet the state’s government dream of ensuring socio-economic development.
Mishra has also assured the Chief Minister that he will look into the matter, The CM’s Communication Cell added.