Economy in administrative and non-Plan expenditure of Government.
G.I., M.F., O.M. No. F. 7 (2)-E. (Co-ord.)/79, dated 6-7-1979
Sub.: –Economy in administrative and non-Plan expenditure of Government.
In view of the utmost need for economy and in order to make control over expenditure more effective, the President has decided that the following measures should immediately be introduced in all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices: –
(a) No additional budget provision would be agreed to unless a specific assurance for considering such provision was given at the time of finalizing the original budget;
(b) Reappropriation of expenditure from Plan to non-Plan is completely banned;
(c) On the non-Plan side, no additional posts would be sanctioned unless they are matched by equivalent savings by surrender of other posts, except in the case of entirely new organizations, the need for which has been specifically accepted;
(d) Additional allotment of funds will not be allowed to the Ministries I Departments, particularly under items like telephone charges, provision of petrol, etc. The additional liability should be met by economizing on expenditure.