ORDER FROM DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
E.II (A) Branch
New Delhi, the 6th April, 2010
SUB.: Enhancement in the Financial Powers of Ministries/Departments with regard to expenditure on Non-Plan Schemes/Projects.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No.1(9)/E.II(A)/2007 dated 28th January, 2008 on the subject cited above. In the light of the revision of the threshold for proposals to be placed before the Cabinet/CCEA, it has been decided to revise the financial limits for appraisal and approval of Non-Plan Schemes/Projects by competent authorities. Accordingly, the Government of India Decision (4) (B) below Rule 18 of the Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 1978 has been substituted as per the amendment enclosed.
2. Further, approval of the Finance Ministry shall not be required to sanction excess expenditure over the original estimates of a sanctioned Non-Plan scheme/project up to ten percent or rupees ten crore, whichever is less, unless the scheme or project has been substantially altered..
3. Hindi version of the Office Memorandum will follow.
4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
Encl. : as above
(i) All Ministries / Departments to the Government of India
(ii) All FAs