FD sets process in motion for 2023-24 annual budget

Admn Deptts asked to submit estimates by Sept 30

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 5: The Finance Department today set the process in motion for annual budget for next Financial Year of 2023-24 by directing the Administrative Departments, Head of Departments (HoDs), Budget Controlling Officers and Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) to initiate the exercise in right earnest.
A directive to this effect was issued today by Additional Chief Secretary (Financial Commissioner), Finance Department Vivek Bhardwaj.
“The Administrative Departments shall further carry out due scrutiny of estimates and forward their recommendations to the Finance Department not later than September 30, 2022. To achieve the target date, the budget preparations at the level of DDOs and HoDs shall be completed by September 10 and 15 respectively,” the Finance Department order said.
It added that the budget preparation forms for both Revenue Budget and Capital Budget will be made available to all Field Offices as well as the Administrative Departments Online through ‘Budget Estimation, Allocation and Management System’ (BEAMS) only.
The Finance Department order said no creation of posts shall be anticipated and budgeted for either in Revised Estimated 2022-23 or in Budget Estimates 2023-24 for ensuing Financial Year.
It said details of migrant posts filled up and vacant posts must be provided, where relevant, both by HoDs of Kashmir division and their counterpart HoDs in Jammu division responsible for disbursement of migrant salary.
“Number of temporary posts created for regularization of pre-1994 daily wagers and number of such posts which cease to exist by way of retirement or adjustment of regularized workers against normal vacancies, as the case may be. Number of vacancies available during the year and number of posts filled on contractual/consolidated/adhoc basis and actual normal vacancies in all categories at the time of preparation of estimated under Salaries, will be intimated,” the order read.
Provision of Centrally Sponsored Schemes shall be made as per approved Action Plan, the order said.