The Ayush ministry has asked the state Ayush departments to utilise the funds released during 2014-15 under National Ayush Mission (NAM) by the government and submit the Utilisation Certificate (UC) of Grant-In-Aid (GIA) before March 31, 2016.
The Ayush ministry has clarified that only those states/UTs government which submit the UCs of GIA released in 2014-15 are eligible for availing the financial assistance under NAM for the year 2016-17.
In the recent meeting the state Ayush representatives were asked to submit the status of formation of Ayush society in their and transfer of funds from the state treasury to the state Ayush society for further transfer to the implementing agencies. The meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Anurag Srivastava, joint secretary, Ayush to review the status of funds withdrawal from state treasury and utilizstion of grant in aid released during 2014-15 to state /UTs under NAM.
The resources allocated under NAM for various approved activities in the states during 2014-15 is required to be transferred from the concerned state treasuries to state Ayush societies and from there to the implementing agencies for expeditious utilisation of the GIA. The state representative of Ayush from Andhra Pradesh mentioned that entire amount released in 2014-15 along with state share has been transferred to state Ayush society and efforts are being made to utilise at least 70 per cent of 2014-15 funds before the end of 2015-16. The Rajasthan Ayush department has also drawn the entire amount released in 2014-15 from the state treasury and already an expenditure of 31.87 per cent are booked against the releases. The commissioner (Ayush), government of Telangana informed that the entire amount released in 2014-15 under NAM is being utilised and the UCs will be submitted by March 31, 2016.
The director, Ayush, government of Karnataka informed that the Ayush society has been formed and the funds are being drawn from the state treasury. Assam, West Bengal and Puducherry Ayush department has already utilised Rs 30.29 lakhs, Rs. 201.11 lakhs and Rs. 60 lakhs respectively. The state representative from Nagaland mentioned that the GIA released in 2014-15 has been drawn by the Ayush society and the funds have been partially utilised. Whereas Maharashtra and Delhi Ayush departments informed that state Ayush societies are still under the process of formation, so they are unable to utilise the fund allocated during 2014-15.