Jammu And Kashmir Govt Spent Rs318 Crore Without Budgetary Provisions: CAG15 April 2010
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has spent Rs318.09 crore without making budgetary provisions for the expenditure, violating the budget manual, says the annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. 'It was noticed during audit that an expenditrue of Rs318.09 crore was incurred in 41 major heads without any provision in orginal estimate-supplementary demand (budget)and wihtout any re-appropriation orders to this efect during 2008-09', the CAG report for the year ended March 31, 2009, tabled in the State Assembly recently, said. As per the Budget Manual, expenditure should not be incurred on a scheme or service without provision of funds (in the state budget), it said. It said that the highest amount of Rs144.37 crore were spent by the Health and Medical Education Department without budget provisions in 2008-09 followed by Rs48.54 crore spent over the power sector during the period.