GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 1324-F.B. Dated: Howrah, 20th December, 2017
Subject: Enhancement of delegated financial power of certain Departments
In order to facilitate the expeditious implementation of development schemes and welfare programmes, the State Government has introduced the system of Financial Advisers in Administrative Departments vide this Department Memo No. 152-FB dated 27/04/2012.
Further amendments and clarifications were made to the aforesaid G.O. vide Memo No. 1056-FB dated 10/09/2012 and 4986-F(Y) dated 21/09/2016.
In terms of Para 2(i) of Memo No. 152-FB dated 27/04/2012, Financial Advisers were delegated to accord concurrence for administrative approval upto Rs 10.00 Crore.
It has been under active consideration of the Government for some time past to enhance the financial power of the Head of the Departments for administrative approval of certain Departments to further expedite the implementation of development schemes and to reduce the time for getting approval for the schemes.
After careful consideration of the matter, the Governor has been pleased to enhance the limit of financial power of the Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary in charge of the Departments for administrative approval for any plan expenditure upto Rs. 20.00 Crore within the budgetary allocation with concurrence of Financial Adviser of Public Works Department, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs Department, Panchayats & Rural Development Department, Health & Family Welfare Department, Irrigation & Waterways Department, Water Resources Investigation & Development, Public Health Engineering Department and Housing Department in partial modification of Para 2 (i) of the Memo No 152-FB dated 27/04/2012.
Notwithstanding anything contained in any other G.O. in this regard, Para 2(i) of the Memo No 152-FB dated 27/04/2012, thus stands amended. Necessary amendments shall be made in West Bengal Financial Rules, 1978 in due course.
Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
No. 1324-FB dated 20.12.2017, Source