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National Assembly passes the 12 FYP

Posted on :09 January 2019

Into the third day of the deliberation on 12 FYP the House deliberated on the remaining 12 Key Result Areas, its key performance indicators and the strategies to achieve the NKRAs. The general comment of the House was that the indicators and targets set for the NKRAs were minimum, which would affect the performance of the Government. Targets such as Reducing Ambient Air Quality Level and maintaining number of tigers living within geographical boundaries were not indicative of a healthy ecosystem services and in addition strategies outlined to meet these targets seemed irrelevant. On strategies to remain carbon neutral. Members pointed out that, there is   the need to control vehicle pollution, green tax, and sustainable management of protected areas and   improved waste management policies and programs as imperative.

 

Strategies to improve quality of education and coverage, youth unemployment, enrollment of students left out and creation of employment were also deliberated. The Education Minister also informed the House that efforts are being made to improve vocational training institution and a huge part of the budget has been allocated to the VTI and hopes to meet the target of maintaining national unemployment rate below 2.5 %.  With regard to reducing corruption and targets and strategies, Members pointed out that there was need to strengthen the system of internal auditing and monitoring for agencies and corruptions in election procedures. The target set to improve corruption perception index from 67-69 was felt to be too low. The target to improve women representation in the parliament above 13.1 percent was also felt to be ambiguous.

 

On the settings of targets, it was clarified that, realistic targets were set based on careful research and available statistics. The House also discussed the LGKRAs and Flagship programs.  Members pointed out that under Good Governance there is a need to look into Human Resource Capacity Development and Management and Accountability. 

 

After the Finance Minister presented the budget allocation, the House by show of hands unanimously passed the 12 FYP. 

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