Budget Bureau advises local administration office to consult NCPO about budget problem

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BANGKOK, 3 September 2014  – The Bureau of the Budget has advised officials from nationwide local administration offices to bring their concerns on smaller fiscal budget allocations to the attention of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). 

M.L. Panadda Diskul, PM’s Office Minister, on Wednesday chaired a meeting with representatives from local administration offices across the country to discuss their budget allocations.

Attending officials were concerned about their 2015 budget allocations, which have been cut by the National Legislative Assembly.

The budgets that have been cut by 41%, from over 60 billion baht to 37 billion baht, were intended to be financial incentives for civil servants.

They are also concerned about financial burden caused by the previous government’s populist policies.

Representatives from the Bureau of the Budget have recommended officials to raise their concerns before the Office of the Decentralization to the Local Government Organization Committee while sending a formal letter to inform the NCPO of the issues.