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Budget Division of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (Department of Food & Public Distribution) is headed by the Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser. Broadly, following matters are dealt in Budget Section, Department of Food and Public Distribution.

  1. Preparation of budget according to the instructions issued by Ministry of Finance (MoF) from time to time.
  2. Furnishing of Sanctioned Staff Strength Report as annexure of Detailed Demand for Grants (DDG) in respect of the Department to be placed in parliament.
  3. Preparation of ‘Note on Demands for Grants’ and, internal allocation of budget grants among different Units/ Divisions of the Department.
  4. Preparation and printing of Detailed Demands for Grants of the Ministry and laying of the same on the table of the Houses of Parliament.
  5. Consolidation/Finalization of Quarterly Expenditure Plan (QEP) & Monthly Expenditure Plan (MEP) and furnishing these to MoF under Cash Management System.
  6. Consolidation of proposals for Vote on Account and furnishing to MoF.
  7. Scrutiny and consolidation of proposals for Supplementary Demands for Grants and furnishing to MoF.
  8. Re-appropriation of funds/furnishing of Re-appropriation proposals to MoF for their approval.
  9. Dealing with proposals of Opening of New Heads/Sub-Heads.
  10. Issuance of assurance for excess payment pending finalization of Budget Estimates/Re-appropriation; issue of Fund Availability Certificate for sanction of advances to government servants; furnishing of Report on Government Guarantees to MoF.
  11. Submission of Monthly & Quarterly reports on Internal & Extra Budgetary Resources (IEBR) to P&AO & MoF and monitoring of items relating to budget arising due to implementation of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act.
  12. Surrender of savings noticed/intimated if any to Ministry of Finance.
  13. Vetting of draft Appropriation Accounts and furnishing explanation for variations under various head wherever required.
  14. Audit Para and Action Taken Notes (ATN) relating to Budget Section.
  15. Dealing with budget matters related to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food and Public Distribution.