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Allotment of Fund upto December, 2012

Finance

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance Department
Budget Branch

No. 800-F.B, Dated: 31.07.2012

MEMORANDUM

The undersigned is directed to say that Governor of West Bengal has assented to the West Bengal Appropriation (No. 2) Bill, 2012 allowing appropriation of funds for the whole of the current financial year.

2. In continuation of this Department Memo No. 3232-FB dated 31.03.2012, the Governor has now been pleased to decide that

a) The Administrative Departments/ Controlling Authorities may make allotment of fund up to current year’s budget provision relating to Non-Plan expenditure for Salary Items (including Salary grants & Wages), Pension, Diet (21-01), Drug (21-02), Other Hospital Consumables (21-03), Medical Gases including Oxygen (21-05) and also for Electricity charges (13-01) and Telephone charges (13-02) up to March, 2013.

For other Non-Plan expenditure the Administrative Departments/Controlling Authorities may make further allotment of fund up to December, 2012, so that the total allotment from April, 2012 to December, 2012 does not exceed 75% of the whole year’s budget provision.

b) Within the powers delegated under Delegation of Financial Power Rules, 1977 as amended from time to time or by virtue of the powers delegated in specific cases, the Administrative Departments/ Controlling Authorities may sanction expenditure out of the NonPlan allotment of fund except in the following cases: i) 33-Subsidies ii) Finance Commission’s Grants iii) 55-Loans & Advances and iv) Schemes for which Central assistance is available.

In the case of new projects/ schemes, and also approved projects/ schemes for which deviations from approved norms are considered necessary, approval of the Finance Department will be required before release of fund by the Administrative Departments/ Controlling Authorities.

The concerned Departments will be required to furnish necessary information in the prescribed proforma regarding repayment of loans as per Finance Department Memo N0. 80-F.B. dated 17.04.2006.

3) The Administrative Departments/ Controlling Authorities may make further allotment of fund relating to State Plan expenditure for the months up to December, 2012, so that total allotment from April, 2012 to December, 2012 does not exceed 75% of the whole year’s budget provision and also sanction expenditure except in the following cases for which concurrence from the Finance (Budget) Department will have to be obtained:

i) Schemes relating to EAP, RIDF, 13th FC, NCDC, REC, CRF, APDRP, AIBP, BADP, ACA under Article 275(1), TSP (relating to BCW Deptt.), BRGF, NPAG, NeGAP, HADP, RKVY, GLB, (State Finance Commission), JNNURM, One-time ACA ii) State Share for Centrally Sponsored Schemes or any other Scheme for which Central assistance is available iii) Central Share under State Plan and iv) release of fund under 33- Subsidies, 55-Loans and Advances, 54-Investment.

In the case of new projects/ schemes and also approved projects/ schemes for which deviations from approved norms are considered necessary, approval of the Finance Department will be required before release of fund by the Administrative Departments/ Controlling Authorities.

The concerned Departments will be required to furnish necessary information in the prescribed proforma regarding release of Plan Fund as per Finance Department Memo No. 52(75)-F.B. dated 12.04.2006.

4) While issuing orders for sanctioning expenditure in exercise of the powers delegated under this Memorandum, the following sentence should be inserted in such orders “This order issues in exercise of the powers delegated under Finance Department Memo No. 800-F.B. dated 31.07.2012.

5) The powers delegated to the Administrative Departments/ Controlling Authorities to release fund are subject to the following conditions

e) The project/ scheme for which fund is to be released has been administratively approved following the existing procedure after obtaining concurrence of the Finance Department;

f) The amount to be released can be accommodated within the Vote-on-Account provision under the project/ scheme;

g) There are no deviations – technical or otherwise – from the approved norms ;

h) Restrictions on creation of posts, purchase/ hiring of cars and other restrictions imposed by the Finance Department are to be observed.

Sd/- S. Datta
OSD & EO Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal


GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance Department
Budget

No. 825-F.B, Dated: 02.08.2012

CORRIGENDUM

In this Department Memorandum bearing No. 800-F.B. dated 31.07.2012 at sub para (f) of Para-5 shall be read as “The amount to be released can be accommodated within the budget provision under the project/scheme as authorized for allotment” instead of “The amount to be released can be accommodated within the “Vote-on-Account” provision under the project/scheme;

The aforesaid memorandum stands modified only to the extent indicated above.

Sd/- S. Datta
OSD & EO Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 800-FB dated 31.07.2012, No. 825-FB dated 02.08.2012