Governor has been pleased to enhance the limit of financial power of the Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary for administrative approval for any plan expenditure upto Rs. 20.00 Crore.
Administrative Approval and Financial Sanction
For every work initiated by, or connected with, the requirements of another department, it is first necessary to obtain the concurrence of the department concerned is termed as "administrative approval" of the work.
Reference of the G.O. under which the “Administrative Approval and Financial Sanction” was issued, should invariably be given in the “Sanction-cum-Allotment” order.
Sanction-cum-Allotment Order must be issued along with a reference to the Government Order for according administrative approval and financial sanction.
All files related to financial matters are to be mandatorily routed through the Financial Advisor of the Department.
Guidelines for submission of Projects /Schemes for up-gradation of Administrative Infrastructure in Districts /Sub-divisions of West Bengal.
Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary will continue to enjoy the financial power for according administrative approval upto Rs. 10 lakhs.
All Plan projects/ schemes of project cost not exceeding Rs. 10 crore, the administrative approval shall be accorded by the Departmental Secretary with the concurrence of FA.
Plan projects/ schemes having estimated cost of more than Rs. 50 crore shall now have to be referred by the Administrative Departments to the State Planning Board for clearance.
There are four main stages in the project for a work, namely, administrative approval, expenditure sanction, technical sanction, and appropriation or re-appropriation of funds.
Each Department shall constitute a Departmental Approval Committee (DAC) comprising Additional Chief Secretary /Principal Secretary /Secretary as Chairman.