Published on: September 6, 2022

Committee appointed to ensure removal of scrap material from government institutions, as per Interim Budget proposal.

Secretary to the President E.M.S.B. Ekanayake has appointed a committee for the purpose of supervising and implementing the entire process of the disposal of scrap metal accumulated in the public sector institutions, as per the budget proposal of the interim budget.

The committee comprises Ms. Ramya Kanthi (Chairperson), Comptroller General, Comptroller General Department, General Treasury,  Mr. S.U. Chandrakumaran, Additional Director General, Department of Public Finance, General Treasury, Mr. J.M.S.N. Jayasinghe, Additional Director General, Department of Public Enterprises,  General Treasury.

It has been noted that due to the non-disposal of scrap material on time, the government is losing a considerable amount of revenue.  Further, the spaces in the office premises/government buildings are also unnecessarily obstructed and occupied due to the filling up of such material. The President’s Secretary therefore, noted that it is required to dispose of such material expeditiously.

Accordingly, the committee has been tasked with completing the disposal procedure on or before December 05th 2022, adhering to the following;

  • Issuing of circular instructions to all the agencies.
  • Identification of available scrap material by institutions (Ministry/ Department/ Institution)
  • Preparation of a list of material to be disposed by the institutions.
  • Ensuring the appointment of relevant valuation panels by each agency.
  • Obtaining the list of the list of the amount of valuation relating to the scrap material from each agency.
  • Supervision of the disposal procedure.
  • Ensuring the removal of the material after sale.
  • Preparation of a combined report relating to the disposal of scrap materials involving all the institutions.


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