Financial
Uttarakhand

Report of 2013 – Financial Audit on State Finance of Government of Uttarakhand

Date on which Report Tabled:
Wed 18 Sep, 2013
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
State
Sector -

Overview

This Report on the Finances of the Government of Uttarakhand is being brought out to assess objectively the financial performance of the State during the year 2011-12. The aim of this Report is to provide the State Government with timely input based on actual data so that there is a better insight into both well performing as well as ill performing schemes/programmes of the Government. In order to give a perspective to the analysis, an effort has been made to compare the achievements with the targets envisaged by the State Government in Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005 as well as in the Budget Estimates of 2011-12.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) has been commenting upon the Government's finances for over five years since FRBM legislation and have already published five Reports in the past. Since these comments formed part of the Civil Audit Report, it was felt that the audit findings on State finances remained camouflaged in the large body of audit findings on compliance and performance audits. The obvious fallout of this well-intentioned but all-inclusive reporting w as that the financial management portion of these findings did not receive proper attention. In recognition of the need to bring State finances to center-stage once again, a Stand-Alone Report on State Government finances is considered an appropriate audit response to this challenge. Accordingly, from the Report year 2009 onwards. C&AG had decided to bring out a separate volume titled "Report on State Finances. This Report is the fourth in this endeavour.

The Report Based on the audited accounts of the Government of Uttarakhand for the year ending March 2012, this report provides an analytical rev iew of the Annual Accounts of the State Government. The Report is in three Chapters. Chapter-1 is based on the audit of Finance Accounts and makes an assessment of Uttarakhand Government's fiscal position as on 31 March 2012. It prov ides an insight into trends in committed expenditure, borrowing pattern besides a brief account of Central funds transferred directly to the State implementing agencies through off-budget route. Chapter-2 is based on audit of Appropriation Accounts and it gives the grant-wise description of appropriations and the manner in which the allocated resources were managed by the service delivery departments. Chapter-3 is an inventory of Uttarakhand Gov ernment's compliance with v arious reporting requirements and financial rules. The chapter also provides details of non-submission of accounts. Besides, the cases of misappropriation/loss that indicate inadequacy of controls in the Government departments are also detailed in this Chapter. The Report also has additional data collated from several sources in support of the findings.

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