The NPC budget for next year, was unanimously adopted early yesterday night. The approval for the expenditures amounting to Rs.23,269,880,000/= had been approved by this vote. The budget proposals of NPC for the year, was tabled in the house on 15th December by the CM, C.V.Vigneswaran.
The 4th day debates on 17th went into the night till 8.20 p.m. But yesterday the debates were concluded and the budget passed at around 8.25 p.m. and the NPC sittings adjourned at 8.30 p.m.
The first two budgets of the NPC were submitted by the CM. But this time as the CM was not present yesterday due to some personal exigencies, and the Leader of the announced that the Minister of Education, T.Kurukulkarajah will submit the budget as the Acting Finance Minister, and the Minister of Education submitted the budget in the House..