Uttarakhand Dhami government took a big decision to stop wasteful spending| Uttarakhand: Dhami government took a big decision to stop wasteful spending


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Pushkar Singh Dhami, CM Uttarakhand

Dehradun : In the current financial year 2022-23, the departments will have to avoid wasteful expenditure. Compulsory special audit of works or projects worth more than 10 crores will be done. After getting the seal of the Raj Bhavan on the Vote on Account, the government has issued guidelines on Monday for issuing financial sanctions.

In the current financial year 2022-23, the departments will have to avoid wasteful expenditure. In the vote on account, they have been given the green signal to use the funds for various works, but in this special attention will have to be taken on economy.

An action plan in this regard will have to be prepared at the beginning of the financial year itself. Compulsory special audit of works or projects worth more than 10 crores will be done. This responsibility will rest with the Audit Directorate.

On March 30, the Pushkar Singh Dhami government of the state had got the vote on account passed from the assembly for the current financial year. After getting the seal of Raj Bhavan on this Vote on Account, the government has issued guidelines on Monday for issuing financial sanctions.

Secretary in charge of finance SN Pandey has issued orders to all the Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries as well as Heads of Departments and Finance Controllers. It has been said in the order that the allocation of the budget at the head of the department level will be done on behalf of the senior most finance officer to the drawing-disbursing officer.

There is a provision to allow advance money from the State Contingency Fund only for unforeseen expenses. On cases of general nature, funds can be given within the limit of regular budget.

The administrative department and budget control officers will be able to release up to 20 crores in grants-in-aid, grants-in-aid (non-salary) for salary and allowances from their level to the drawing distribution officers. If the budget provision is more than 20 crores, the amount will be released with the consent of the concerned Finance Expenditure Control Section.

If the departmental budget is more than 25 crores in the ongoing construction works, it will remain with the head of the department in three equal installments. Utilization certificate of 70 per cent of the first installment will be obtained before releasing the second installment.

Before releasing the third installment, 70 percent utilization certificate of the first and second installment will have to be given to the head of the department. Regular and intensive monitoring and review of each pre-approved construction work will be done.

If the work is not started due to any reason, then their approval will be canceled and the approval will be considered afresh on the basis of new estimates. Funds of schemes costing less than 50 lakhs can be released on lump sum or 50-50 percent or 40-40-20 percent basis.

The first, second and third installments of the budget amount of schemes costing more than this will be 40 percent, 40 percent and 20 percent respectively.

Approval of finance required before buying a vehicle

Instructions have also been given for the use of centrally funded, externally aided schemes, additional assistance from the center. If the issue of expenditure exceeding the limit in the budget comes to the fore, it will have to be brought to the notice of the Finance Department immediately. For this, the budget controlling officer or head of the department will be responsible.

The funds deposited in the PLA account will be used first. A decision will be taken under the new vehicle policy of the state government before spending to buy a vehicle. The approval of the Finance Department is necessary on each case before buying a new vehicle.

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