KARACHI - The proposed disproportionate allocations by present PPP-led coalition government of Sindh under Annual Development Programme for FY2009-10 may annoy the World Bank as provincial government had already violated its commitment with international donors regarding distribution of development funds in current fiscal year, officials told The Nation. It seems that the PPP-led coalition government of Sindh will follow the precedent of allocating the larger share for new development schemes in upcoming budget of FY2009-10 under Annual Development Programme which it had adopted in current fiscal year. A senior official of Planning and Development Department said that to give priority to ongoing projects in ADP of province was one of the major conditions imposed by the World Bank during lending the loan under Sindh Education Reforms Programme and Fiscal Reforms The loan programmes signed by previous PML-Q led coalition government of province which were still continue in present PPP government. Official sources said that the PPP government, during presentation of its first budget for current fiscal year 2008-09, had brought changes in the ADP allocations formula of 75pc - 25pc for ongoing and new development schemes respectively. The ADP allocations formula suggested by World Bank was completely adopted by the previous provincial government during its five-year tenure FY2003-04 to FY2007-08. But, according to officials, succumbing before the pressure of provincial legislators, the present government had increased the number of new development schemes in current fiscal. Out of Rs67 billion Annual Development Programme of the province, Rs55 billion earmarked for the provincial departments while remaining Rs12 billion went in 23 district governments share. In provincial development share, the PPP government had allocated 48 per cent amount for ongoing schemes while 52 per cent was set aside for new development schemes in Annual Development Programme of current FY2008-09. The official disclosed that the Planning and Development Department (P&DD) had opposed the disproportionate allocations made under ADP of current fiscal year. Sources said the P&DD also advocated for implementing on the guidelines suggested by WB and said that already above 900 ongoing development schemes are under process, so priority must be given to these ongoing schemes to complete on time. A senior official of Sindh government, who was part of provincial team, negotiated the loan with WB confirmed about the numerous conditions such as to discourage new development schemes till completing ongoing projects. Furthermore, the other conditions relating to recruitments policy in Sindh government departments, fiscal discipline and other were also part of above loan agreement which was signed by the Sindh government. It may noted here that Education Minister Pir Mazhar-Ul-Haq has already admitted that present government is following the WB suggested recruitment policy based on merit and transparency. Meanwhile, a poor performance has been witnessed in utilisation of funds by provincial departments as well as districts governments. According to official statistics, out of total allocation of Rs55 billion, the provincial departments have spent only Rs25.5 billion till April 2009.