Functional Guidelines of Departmental Financial Adviser

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 566-F(Y) Dated: 31.01.2014


Financial Advisor (FA) system has been introduced in all the Departments of the State Government. Financial power upto Rs. 10 crore has already been delegated to the Financial Advisors vide FD memo. no. 152-FB dt. 27.4.12 and 1056-FB dt. 10.9.12 for release of plan fund.

Now, therefore, the Governor is pleased to issue the following guidelines for FA’s function in addition to the ones already issued vide FD memo. no. 152-FB dt. 27.4.12 and 1056-FB dt. 10.9.12.

1. The Departments shall process all the files dealing with financial matters, both plan and non-plan, through their Financial Advisors;

2. The Departmental Secretary will exercise the financial powers delegated by Finance Department from time to time, after obtaining advice from the Financial Advisor (FA);

3. FA’s shall be involved in the departmental budgetary exercise;

4. In case of any observation(s) of the FA on any proposal of the Administrative Department, the latter may send the proposal containing the observation(s) of FA to Finance Department for further clarification, if deemed necessary.

This order shall take immediate effect.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 566-F dated 31.01.2014, Source

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