Govt seeks over ` 1,637cr to pay EVM sup­pli­ers

The Asian Age - - Nation -

New Delhi: The govern­ment has sought over ` 1,637 crore in the cur­rent fis­cal to al­low the law min­istry make pay­ments to two sup­pli­ers of EVMs and pa­per trail ma­chines ahead of the Lok Sabha elec­tions.

The govern­ment, in the sup­ple­men­tary de­mands for Grants for 2018- 19, has sought Par­lia­ment’s ap­proval for ` 1,637.14 crore to al­low the law min­istry pay Elec­tron­ics Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia Ltd and Bharat Elec­tron­ics Ltd for EVms and pa­per trail ma­chines, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ment.

The third batch of sup­ple­men­tary de­mands for grants will be passed by Fe­bru­ary 13.

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