Government

May 02, 2017

President Amends “Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules, 1983” to “Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Amendment Rules, 2017”


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The Controller General of Accounts in the Department of Expenditure of the Ministry of Finance issued notification on “Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Amendment Rules, 2017,” which further amends the “Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules, 1983.” The amended version will be in effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

The notification provides the following details:

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 283 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following amendments to the “Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules, 1983”:

(i) In rule 33,

(a) for clause (xa), the following clause shall be substituted:

‘(xa) When payment is desired by different modes of payments, i.e., payment advice/Cheque/Demand Draft/ Postal Order/ Money Order/ Cash, etc., separate bills shall be prepared by the DDOs and the following shall be clearly indicated on the top of the bills:

“Payment by (*)”

(*payment advice or Cheque or Demand Draft or Postal Order or Money Order or Cash)’;

(ii) In rule 44,

(a) in sub-rule (3), for clause (i), the following clause shall be substituted:

“(i) All payments to government servants, including salary payments, shall be made by electronically signed payment advices for direct credit to their bank accounts, subject to availability of banking facilities. A one-time relaxation may be granted for payment by other recognized modes in cases of hardship where the reasons are duly approved by competent authority”;

(b) Clause (iii) shall be omitted.

A copy of the Notification is enclosed herewith for reference.

View PDF [Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Amendment Rules, 2017]



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