Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has instructed payment of all the salaries, besides medical reimbursement and travelling allowance bills, of all the state government employees upto March 2016.

Reviewing the Revised Estimate 2015-16 and Budget Estimate for 2016-17 at Raj Bhavan here on Friday, the Governor said salaries of all government employees, including contract employees must be paid within the set time frame of March next, a Raj Bhawan communique informed here on Saturday.

The state annual development agenda for 2015-16 is Rs.5814.24 crore and revised estimate is Rs 4893.43 crore.

Fiscal consolidation is the priority of the state government, the communiqu said.

An official at the state finance department informed that based on the budget estimate and revised estimate of 2015-16, the budget estimate for 2016-17 has been fixed tentatively as per laid down instruction from the Centre which would be finalised only after the Union budget.

Expressing concern over the welfare of the employees, Rajkhowa instructed that all the genuine medical reimbursement bills must be cleared.

He also directed payment of all travelling allowance (TA) bills.

The Governor gave special instruction for payment of police’s long pending TA bills amounting to Rs.20 crore within current financial year, the communique said.

Many important decisions were taken in the review meeting yesterday which include Rs.5 crore for Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar for setting up of Intensive Care Units (ICU) and other ancillary requirements, Rs 1 crore each to Tomo Riba State Hospital, Naharlagun and District Hospitals of Ziro, Tezu and Pasighat to procure medical equipment, the report said.