He has (asked) us that we should be careful and ensure that we spend on the priority sector rather than spending on the non-priority sector. Thats the message, Sutanu Behuria, additional secretary and financial advisor in the ministry of commerce and textiles told reporters after the meeting of financial advisors with Mukherjee.
The minister also underlined the need to keep public expenditure within the limits approved in the Budget, he said, adding, the exercise is aimed at checking the government borrowings and containing the fiscal deficit.
The government has pegged the fiscal deficit in the current year at 6.8% of the gross domestic product (GDP), up from 6.2% in 2008-09.
The government would hold a review of the public expenditure in November, he said, adding our job as financial advisor is to control expenditure.