QUETTA: Balochistan will unveil today its next budget for the financial year 2011-2012 with an expected volume of Rs170 billion, showing an increase of Rs15 billion as compared to the current budget. Rs31 billion will be allocated for the Public Sectors Development Programme (PSDP). Provincial Minister for Finance Mir Asim Kurd Gailoo will present the budget in the Balochistan Assembly at 3pm. Official sources said an increase of Rs7 billion has been made in the development budget for next fiscal as compared Rs26 billion allocated in current years budget. Balochistan will get more than Rs126 billion from federal receipts, including those from the divisible pool, straight transfers and grants, the sources added. Balochistan is receiving Rs11 billion more for next years budget as compared to the receipts from federal government for current fiscal year, sources said, adding that over Rs5 billion income is excepted from provinces own sources. Finance department sources told TheNation that keeping in view the growing inflation, the non-development expenditures of province have been estimated at Rs135 billion. A deficit in budget of next years budget cannot be ruled out, they added. Sources said that more than 6,000 new vacancies in different departments have been created in the next years budget. They said that there would be 15 percent increase in salaries of employees of provincial government while an increase would also be made in pensions in accordance with the announcement of the federal government. They said crisis management cell will be strengthened in the province and Rs4 billion are likely to be allocated in this connection so that relief activities could be carried out effectively in any emergency situation. The Balochistan chief minister is making all out efforts to keep the members of the assembly happy, therefore, Rs250 million are being allocated for each MPA for development activities in their areas. Out of this huge amount each member of Balochistan assembly will get Rs50 million under MPAs Fund for development schemes while development projects of Rs200 million will be included in PSDP on recommendations of each MPA, sources said. There is no precedent of allocating such huge amounts for development schemes to be identified by MPAs, they added. Besides roads, social sectors including health, education and provision of clean drinking water have been given priority in the budget. They said that no new tax is being proposed in the budget however changes in rates of existing taxes could not be ruled out.