Kashag Finalises Consolidated Budget for Financial Year 2017 - 2018

February 3, 2017

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi at budget proposal meeting.

DHARAMSHALA: The process of finalising the budget proposals of all the Departments and Offices of the Central Tibetan Administration, for the financial year 2017 - 2018 was carried out by the Kashag from 23 - 30 January. The session was chaired by the Sikyong, along with the Kalon for Finance and assisted by the staff of budget section of the Department of Finance, CTA.

The budget proposals include income and expenses of all the departments, offices and autonomous bodies of the CTA for the preservation and promotion of religion and culture, rehabilitation and welfare of Tibetans in exile and newly-arrived Tibetans, education and scholarships, promotion of democracy, entrepreneurship and women empowerment, information and international relations and healthcare programmes.

The consolidated Budget Proposal will soon be submitted by the Department of Finance to the Standing Committee of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile. The forthcoming session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile will be the Budget session where the Budget will be discussed and sanctioned.

Finance Secretary and staff of budget section at budget proposal meeting.