No. 0 7 /F Date: 01-01-2021
Shri Ashok Meena, IAS
Principal Secretary to Government
The Additional Chief Secretaries/ Principal Secretaries/ Commissioner-cum-Secretaries/ Secretaries to Government
Sub: Relaxation in expenditure rationalization measures adopted in the wake of economic downturn due to the pandemic Covid19.
Ref: Finance Department Letter No. 15275/F dated 15/05/2020, 20042/F dated 07/07/2020 and 31785/F dated 01/12/2020.
I am directed to invite reference to FD Letter No. 20042/F dt.07.07.2020 read with Letter No.31785/F dt.01.12.2020 and to say that Government had adopted some expenditure rationalization measures in the wake of economic downturn due to the pandemic Covid-19. As a result of some innovative resource mobilization measures, constant monitoring and partial recovery of the State economy, the resources of the State are now looking up. Now, in order to augment spending in priority sectors, it has become necessary to bring in some more relaxation in the expenditure rationalization.
|Para No||Expenditure Rationalization Measures as per Letter No 20042/F dated 07/07/2020 and further relaxed vide F.D letter No 31785/F dated 01/12/2020||Relaxation as per this Letter|
|4.g||Expenditure out of the provision ‘Other Contingencies’ to be kept at the minimum level. Only expenditure relating to COVID management and other essential expenditure like purchase of office stationeries etc may be incurred. There shall be no expenditure on purchase of office furniture/ fixtures and furnishing. Expenditure out of the provision ‘Other Contingencies’ will be capped at 60% of the Budget Provision for the whole year. The same was further relaxed to 75%. Vide F.D letter No 31785/F dated 01/12/2020.||Expenditure out of the provision ‘Other Contingencies’ will be within the Budget Provision for the whole year|
Operation and Maintenance expenditure can be incurred only after approval of Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) by Finance Department. Engineering Departments to prepare their AMP for the year 2020-
21 limiting it to a level of 60 % of the Budget provision, in consultation with Finance Department initially and on availability of resources balance work could start after November-2020. The same was further relaxed to 75% Vide F.D letter No 31785/F dated 01/12/2020.
|Expenditure out of the provision ‘Operation and Maintenance’ will be within the Budget Provision for the whole year only after approval of Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) by Finance Department.|
|Demand No.||Name of the Department|
|2||09||Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare|
|3||10||School & Mass Education|
|4||11||ST & SC Development|
|5||12||Health& Family Welfare|
|6||13||Housing & Urban Development|
|7||17||Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water|
|10||22||Forest & Environment|
|11||23||Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment|
|14||31||Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts|
|15||33||Fisheries & Animal Resources Development|
|16||36||Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti|
|18||39||Skill Development & Technical Education|
|19||40||Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises|
Department of Social Security & Empowerment of
Persons with Disabilities