Rs 565 cr spent without budgetary provision'
Highest Expenditure Of Rs144 Cr Made In PWD: CAG
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Apr 15: The state government spent Rs 565.42 crore without making budgetary provisions during the fiscal year 2010-11, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has found.
The report on state finances for the year ending March 2011 found that this expenditure, Rs 141.64 crore more than previous fiscal, was incurred without any budgetary provision.
“It was noticed that expenditure of Rs 565.42 crore was incurred in 64 major heads of account without any (budget) provision during 2010-11,” the report said.
The amount was spent without provision in the original estimates and supplementary demand and without any re-appropriation orders to this effect, the CAG revealed.
An expenditure of Rs 423.78 crore was incurred in 49 major heads of accounts without any provision in original estimates for the year 2009-10.
Giving details, the report said the highest expenditure was Rs 144.43 crore in Public Works Department (PWD), followed by Rs 87.70 crore in Social Welfare department, Rs 77.33 crore in Health and Medical Education department and Rs 32.38 in Planning and Development Department.
This was followed by Rs 31.53 crore in Power Development department, Rs 26.42 crore in Rural Development department, Rs 25.69 crore in Industries and Commerce department and Rs 23.50 crore in Agriculture department.
As per the budget manual, expenditure should not be incurred on a scheme or a service without provision of funds, the report said.
The report found that the state government also failed to surrender Rs 3,762.45 crore in 42 cases of budgetary grants and appropriations in financial year 2010-11, thus violating the state budget manual.
The government’s failure in this regard deprived it of the opportunity to transfer them to other needy sectors, the report revealed.
“At the close of the year 2010-11, there were 18 grants and five appropriations (state budget) in which savings occurred but no part of which had been surrendered by the concerned government departments,” the CAG report said.
The saving in these cases was of the order of Rs 3,762.45 crore, which included Rs 3,243.15 crore in 42 cases, where saving involved were Rs one crore and above, it said.
Against the total saving of Rs 3,762.45 crore, saving of a total of Rs 3,243.15 crore (86 per cent) occurred in 15 cases relating to 12 grants, the CAG report said.
Holding it a violation of state budget manual, the CAG report said that departments are required to surrender portion of grants, appropriations or savings there of to the Finance
Department as and when the savings are anticipated.
Out of the total grants of Rs 14,353.83 crore, the actual expenditure incurred was to the tune of Rs 11,110.68 crore resulting in saving of Rs 3762.45 crore, it said.
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