Fresh directions on expenditures

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 7: The State Finance Department today issued fresh directions for strict adherence by all the Administrative Departments, HoDs, DDO and the Treasury Officers to avoid last minute rush of Government expenditures.
The Finance Department shall not consider any additionality and liability at this stage while any proposal for re-appropriation shall be considered only upto 10th of March, 2019 on merits only in respect of salary shortfall, work done liabilities etc.
Further, rush of expenditure on procurement shall be avoided during the last month of the year and no advance drawl, revalidation, authorization proposals shall be processed beyond 12th of March. Proposals for parking of funds in ‘Civil Deposits’, in order to avoid lapsing of funds shall also not be entertained.
Payments in the last month shall be made only for goods and services already procured. The Treasury Officers will not entertain any bill/cheque for payment after working hours on March 29, 2019 and on March 30, 31, only pending payments will be made and accounts reconciled.
Reiterating that the expenditures during last month of the current financial year shall be restricted to not more than 15 percent of the revised estimate of 2018-19 and this shall be within the overall ceiling of 30 percent expenditure allowed during the last quarter, the Finance Department has made it clear that the relaxations shall continue to be operative for the funds released after October 1, 2018.
The Treasury Officers shall continue to have an added responsibility to ensure that the Administrative department/ HoDs/ DDC are held to the expenditure ceiling.