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  RTI Act, 2005   
 

Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit) Bihar, Patna

Information published under Article 4(I) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Introduction

The office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit) Bihar, Patna is part of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department under the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG).

This office came into its present form on 1st March 1984. Consequent upon the reorganisation of the State of Bihar and creation of a separate state of Jharkhand w.e.f. 15.11.2000, the name of the office was changed as Office of the Accountant General (Audit) Bihar, Patna till 22.07.2003 and thereafter Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit) Bihar, Patna. This office is located on the ground, 1st, 4th and 5th floor in its own building named Mahalekhakar Bhawan situated at Birchand Patel Marg, Patna.

1. Chapter-II, 4-1-(b)(i): Particulars of organization, functions and duties:

Organisation

The Principal Accountant General (Audit) Bihar is assisted by five Group Officers from the Indian Audit and Accounts Service and one Welfare Officer. The office has got five distinct functional groups viz. Administration & ISW, Works, CAP/CAS & Commercial Audit, Inspection Civil, ITRA/CERA and LAD.

Each group is headed by a Group Officer viz. Dy. Accountant General/Sr. Dy. Accountant General. Welfare activities of the staff are entrusted to the Welfare Officer. Report (Civil), Report (Receipt), Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Performance Audit (PA) and Internal Test Audit (ITA) are also functioning under direct charge of the Principal Accountant General (Audit). The Principal Accountant General (Audit) is assisted by a Secretary and a Senior Private Secretary. Group Officers are assisted by Stenographers.

Each functional Group is divided into Branches supervised by Senior Audit Officers/Audit Officers, who are group 'B' Gazetted Officers. Each Branch is further divided into Sections/Cells which are headed by Assistant Audit Officers (Group 'B' Gazetted)/Section Officers (Audit) and Supervisors (Group 'B' Non-Gazetted). The Sections comprise of Group 'C' officials like Senior Auditors/Auditors/Clerks etc. and Group 'D' officials like Daftaris/ Peons/ Sweepers etc. There are also Data Processor, Senior Console Operators, Console Operators and Data Entry Operators working on computer related jobs in the office.

Functions

The main functions of the Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Bihar are as under:

  • Audit of accounts of receipts and expenditure of the Government of Bihar, audit of Government Companies, Statutory Corporations, Boards and Autonomous Bodies covered under the Statutes and under the provisions of C&AG (Duties, Powers and conditions of Service) Act 1971 as amended from time to time.

  • Audit of accounts of receipts and expenditure of offices of the Departments of Union Government located in Bihar.

  • Comprehensive audit appraisal of the various Governments Schemes/ projects both State sponsored and centrally sponsored and undertaking audit reviews of various Government Companies, Departmental Undertakings and Statutory Corporations of the State of Bihar.

  • Assisting the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Committee on Public Undertakings (COPU) of the Bihar State Legislature in their examination of different Audit Reports presented by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in State Assembly.

  • Auditing the Finance and Appropriation Accounts of the Government of Bihar prepared by the Accountant General (A&E) Bihar.

2. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(ii): The Powers and Duties of its officers and employees:

The brief resume of the duties of Sr. Audit Officers/Audit Officers in charge of the sections are as under:

SL Name of the Wing/Sections Charge held by the Officer
 1.  Report Civil

(Headquarter)

Preparation and printing of C.A.G’s Audit Report (Civil) in addition to processing of Drafts Paras.
 2. Performance Audit (Headquarter) Processing of Draft Reviews for the Audit Report (Civil) of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
 3. Public Accounts Committee (Headquarter) Discussion on Paras of Audit Report (Civil) and Audit Report (Revenue Receipts) with the Public Accounts Committee of the State Legislature.
 4. CASS CELL

(Headquarter)

Audit of Appropriation Accounts and Finance Accounts and Preparation of chapter I & II of Audit Report (Civil).
5. Internal Test Audit Internal Test check of the various sections of the office including Local Audit Department.
6. Report Receipt (Headquarter) Processing of Draft Paras/Reviews on all Revenue-Receipts of the State Government for Submission to Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
7. Performance Audit Comprehensive Review of the Projects, Programmes, Schemes relating to State Government Organisation etc. for evaluating its Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness.
8. Administration, CC and GD All matters relating to Administration which includes Recruitment, Promotion, Transfer and Posting, Staff Case, Budget, Pension cases of Staff, and other Administrative matters, Online Data feeding on Web-Based Budget, monitoring system for daily & monthly expenditure. In charge of Confidential Cell, Office Expenses, Record and General-Stores.
9. Claims All matters relating to Pay and allowances of Group ‘A’ Officers, Senior Audit Officers/ Audit Officers, Assistant Audit Officer & Section Officers (Audit) to Gr. ‘D’ officials, Pay fixation, All Loans & Advances, TA, GPF & LTC claims of all officers/staff.
10. Inspection Civil

Headquarter-I

OAD (M): Preparation of Audit Plan/Programmes of all Government and departmental offices of Bihar State, Pursuance of old Inspections Report/Settlement of Paras.

OAD (Vetting): Vetting of Inspection Reports of Inspection Civil wing pertaining to non-commercial department of State Government. Pursuance, review of old Inspection Reports and Settlement of Paras, Draft Paras/Review.

  Inspection Civil

Field Party

Audit of accounts of all offices of Government of Bihar which is within the jurisdiction of this office under section 13 of Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971, Audit of Bodies/Authorities receiving substantial amount of grants or loan from Consolidated Fund of India or State under Section 14 of the Act and Audit of bodies/authorities receiving grants/loans for Specific Purposes under Section 15 of the Act.
  Inspection Civil (Central) (a) Headquater: Vetting of Inspection Reports of Central Government Offices (Civil) and departmentally managed Semi-Commercial/Quasi-Commercial Office’s of State Government under Section 13 of (DPC) Act, 1971 and audit of accounts of Autonomous bodies under Section 19 and 20 of the Act.

(b) Field Party: Audit of all Central Government Offices/Offices under State Government as mentioned at (a) above.

11. State Receipts Audit (a) Headquarter: Preparation of Audit Plan of SRA wing and vetting of Inspection Report thereof, preparation of Statement of Facts, pursuance of old inspection Reports/Settlement of Paras.

(b) Field Party: Audit of all Receipts of State Government under Section 16 of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971, Sales Tax, State Excise, Tax on Motor Vehicles, Royalty and Fee on Minerals, Land Revenue, Forest Receipts, Irrigation Receipts, Stamp and Registration Receipts etc.

12. Works (a) Headquarter: Preparation of Audit Plan for Works and River Valley Project auditee units of Bihar State, Vetting of Inspection Reports thereof and pursuance of Inspection Reports/ Settlement of Paras.

(b) Field Party: Audit of Public Works Divisions and River Valley Project institutions, Audit of Accounts of Stores and Stock, Forest.

13. Central Audit Group (a) Headquarter: Audit of Vouchers relating to State Government offices and other records obtained from Office of the Accountant General (A&E) Bihar, Patna.
(b) Field Party: Concurrent Audit.
14. Commercial & RAO (EB)

(I) Commercial:

(a) Headquarters: Supplementary audit and Transaction audit of Government Companies (as per the provision of section 619(4) of the Companies Act, 1956) and Statutory Corporations (as per, Section 33(2) of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950, Section 37(6) of the State Financial Corporations Act 1951 and Section 31(8) of the State Warehousing Corporations Act 1962) under the control of the State Government. Preparation of Audit Plan & various Returns.

(b) Field Party: Supplementary audit/Transaction audit/Performance audit of Government Companies and Statutory Corporations.

  (II) RAO (EB) (a) Headquarters: Supplementary audit and Transaction audit of Bihar State Electricity Board and Bihar State Electricity Regulatory Commission, as per Section 172 (a) & 185 (2) (d) of the Electricity Act, 2003. Preparation of Audit Plan & various Returns.

(b) Field Party: Supplementary audit/Transaction audit/Performance audit of Bihar State Electricity Board.

  (III) Commercial Report & CoPU (Committee on Public Undertakings) Section: Work relating to the Preparation, finalisation & approval of Audit Report (Comml.), Govt. of Bihar, from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and providing assistance to the “Committee on Public Undertakings” of Bihar State Assembly in examination and scrutiny of matters reported in the Audit Report (Comml.) Govt. of Bihar.
15. Central Receipt Audit

(I) Income Tax Revenue

(Direct Taxes)

(A) ITRA Audit

 

(a) Headquarters: Preparation of Audit Plan/Programme of Offices of Income Tax Department situated in Bihar, Editing & Vetting of Inspection Reports of ITRA and processing of DP for Audit Report (Direct Taxes) Union for onward transmission to Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(b) Field Party: Audit of all the Central Government Receipts in the State of Bihar relating to Income Tax, Wealth Tax, etc. under Section 16 of Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act 1971.

16. Central Receipt Audit

(II) Central Excise and Customs

(Indirect Tax)

(B) CERA Audit

(a) Headquarters: Preparation of Audit Plan/Programmes for Audit of all Central Government offices of Central Excise/Customs, Invoices of registered dealer. Service Tax and factories registered in Central Excise/Situated in Bihar State.

(b) Field Party: Audit of all the Central Government Receipts in the State of Bihar relating to Central Excise duty, Service Tax, Customs duty under Section 16 of Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act 1971. Audit of Factories/Units registered under Central Excise Act.

17. Local Audit Department (a) Headquarters: Preparation of Annual Audit Programmes of local funds in the State of Bihar under Local Fund Audit Act 1925 and of other funds under respective State Acts, Pursuance of old Inspections Report/Settlement of Paras. Attend and discuss compliance reports on paras of previous Audit Reports in University Audit Committees and recommend corrective actions to the State Government. Issue of Surcharge Notice, Order and Certificate requisitions as per powers vested in the Examiner of Local Accounts, Bihar. Preparation of Annual Audit Reports on PRIs and ULBs as directed by the CAG of India and forward them to the State Government for compliance.

(b) Field Party: Audit of all local funds falling under jurisdiction of Examiner of Local Accounts, Bihar under Bihar Local Fund Audit Act, 1925.

 

3. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(iii): The procedure followed in its decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

Clerk/Auditors/Senior Auditors

(Initial scrutiny and submission)

Section Officers/Assistant Audit Officers

(1st level supervisory)

Audit Officers/Senior Audit Officers

(2nd level supervisory)

Deputy Accountant General/Senior Deputy Accountant General

(Group Officers)

Principal Accountant General (Audit)

(Head of the Department)

4. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(iv): The norms set by it for discharge of its function -

The department follows the norms in Auditing Standard set by INTOSAI/ASOSAI and Manuals etc. in the discharge if its functions.

5. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(v): The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records used by its employees for discharging its functions:

I.  ADMINISTRATION WING

  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Manual Standing Orders (Administration) Vol-I.
  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Manual Standing Orders (Administration) Vol-II.
  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Manual Standing Orders (Administration) Vol-III.
  • Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules Part I to V.
  • Manual of Standing Orders (Audit).
  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Services) Act, 1971.
  • General Financial Rules.
  • Central Civil Service’s Rules (Pension), 1972.
  • Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.
  • Central Civil Services (Conduct, Classification and Appeal) Rules, 1964.
  • Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980.
  • Central Civil Services Leave Travel Concession Rules.
  • Central Civil Services/CCA Rules.
  • Reservation and Concession for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Central Government Health Scheme Rules.
  • General Provident Fund Rules.

II.  STATE RECEIPT AUDIT WING

Section-16 of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Services) Act, 1971 enjoins upon the Comptroller and Auditor General the duty of auditing all Receipts which are payable into the Consolidated Fund of the Union and of each State and Union Territory having a legislative Assembly.

 

(A) Commercial Taxes - Concerned Govt. Dept. website: http://biharcommercialtax.gov.in

  • Bihar Value Added Tax Act, 2005.
  • Bihar Value Added Tax Rule, 2005.
  • Bihar taxes on Entry of goods in to local areas for use, consumption or sale therein Act, 1993.
  • Bihar taxes on Entry of goods in to local areas for use, consumption or sale therein Rule, 1993
  • Bihar Electricity Duty Act, 1948.
  • Bihar Electricity Duty Rule, 1948.
  • Bihar Taxation on Luxuries on Hotels Act, 1988.
  • Bihar Taxation on Luxuries on Hotels Rule, 1988.
  • Bihar Entertainment Tax Act.
  • Bihar Entertainment Tax Rule.
  • Bihar Advertisement Tax Act, 2007.
  • Central Sales Tax Act, 1956.
  • Central Sales Tax Rule, 1956.
  • Micro, Small and Medium Industries (Regulation and Development) Act, 2006.

(B) State Excise - Concerned Govt. Dept. website: http://registration.bih.nic.in

  • The Bihar Excise Act, 1915.
  • The Bihar Molasses (Control) Act, 1947.
  • The Bihar Excise (Settlement of Licenses for Retail Sale of country/special country Liquor, foreign Liquor, Beer and Composite Liquor shop) Rules, 2007.
  • The Bihar Excise (Settlement of Licenses for Retail Sale of country/special country Liquor, foreign Liquor, Beer and Composite Liquor shop) Rules, 2004.
  • The Bihar Financial Rules, Vol I.
  • The Bihar Treasury Code, Vol I.
  • The Bihar Budget Manual.
  • The Bihar & Orissa Public Demands Recovery Act, 1914.

(C) Motor Vehicles - Concerned Govt. Dept. website: http://transport.bih.nic.in

  • Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, 1988.
  • Central Motor Vehicles (CMV) Rule, 1989.
  • Bihar Motor Vehicles (MVT) Rule, 1992.
  • Bihar Motor Vehicles Taxation (BMVT) Act, 1994.
  • Bihar Motor Vehicles Taxation (BMVT) Rule, 1994.

(D) Stamp and Registration - Concerned Govt. Dept. website: http://registration.bih.nic.in

  • Indian Stamp Act, 1899 as amended by the Government of India.
  • Bihar Amendment Act, 1988 and 1991.
  • Bihar Stamp Rules, 1954.
  • Bihar Stamp Rules, 1991.
  • Indian Registration Act, 1908.
  • Bihar Registration Rules, 1937and 2008.
  • Bihar Instrument of Valuation Rules, 1937.
  • Bihar Stamp (Prevention of Undervaluation of Instruments) Rules, 1995.
  • The Bihar Registration Manual.
  • The Bihar Budget Procedures.
  • The Bihar Financial Rules.
  • The Bihar Jalkar Management Act, 2006.
  • The Bihar Regional Development Authority Act , 1981.
  • The Bihar & Orissa Municipal Act, 1992.

(E) Mines & Minerals (Non-Tax Receipts) - Concerned Govt. Dept. website: http://biharonline.gov.in.

  • Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957.
  • The Mineral Concession Rules, 1960.
  • Bihar Minor Mineral Concession Rules (BMMC), 1970.

(E) Revenue & Land Reforms - Concerned Govt. Dept. website: http://lrc.bih.nic.in

  • The Bengal Cess Act, 1880 (Road Cess Act).
  • The Bihar Tenancy Act, 1885 (VII of 1885).
  • The Chotanagpur Tenancy Act, 1949.
  • The Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act, 1949.
  • The Bihar Land Reforms Act, 1950.
  • The Bihar Land Reforms (Fixation of Ceiling Area and Acquisition of Surplus Land) Act, 1961.
  • The Bihar Bhoodan Yagya Act, 1954.
  • The Bihar Government Estates (Khas Mahal) Manual, 1953.
  • The Bihar Health Cess Act, 1977.
  • The Education Cess Act, 1959.
  • The Agricultural Development Cess Act, 1982.
  • The Bihar Land Rent (exemption from payment) Act, 1981.
  • The Chotanagpur Tenancy Act, 1869.
  • The Bihar Orissa Public Demand and Recovery Act, 1914.
  • The Bihar Orissa Registered Returns Manual, 1932.
  • The Bihar Boards Manual, 1951.
  • The Bihar Land Encroachment Act, 1956.
  • The Tauzi Manual, 1951.

(III)  WORKS AUDIT WING

  • O.P. Manual
  • M.S.O. (Audit)
  • Auditing Standard of SAI read with INTOSAI & ASOSAI
  • W.A.D. Manual

(IV)  INSPECTION CIVIL AUDIT WING

(a) Inspection Civil

  • O.P. Manual
  • M.S.O. (Audit)
  • Auditing Standard of SAI read with INTOSAI & ASOSAI
  • M.S.O (Technical)
  • OAD Mannual

(b) Inspection Civil (Central)

  • Comptroller and Auditor General (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Services) Act 1971. u/s 13, 19(2), 20 (1)
  • E.S.I Act
  • E.S.I. Medical Manual
  • E.P.F.O. Act

(c) Central Audit

  • M.S.O. (Audit)
  • M.I.C.A.
  • BFR Vol-I. & II
  • BTC VoI-I. & II

(V)  CENTRAL RECEIPT AUDIT WING

(a) IRTA:

  • Income Tax Act 1961
  • Revenue Audit Manual Part-I (Vol-I&II) and Part-II
  • Income Tax Rules

(b) CERA:

  • Central Excise & Customs Act/Manual/Tariff

(VI)  COMMERCIAL AUDIT WING

  • The Company Act 1956
  • CAG, MSO (Audit)
  • Commercial Audit Manual
  • Electricity Board Manual
  • The Electricity Act, 2003
  • Electricity Supply (Annual Accounts) Rules, 1985
  • Finance & Accounts Code of Electricity Board
  • Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950
  • State Financial Corporations Act, 1951
  • State Warehousing Corporations Act, 1962
  • Circulars received from the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

(VII)  CASS CELL

  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Manual Standing Orders (Audit) Chapter-15 & Chapter-16.
  • Comptroller and Auditor General’s Manual Standing Orders. (A&E) Vol-I & II.
  • Budget Manual of the State.
  • Instructions / guidelines issued by the Headquarters’ Office from time to time.

6. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(vi): A statement of the categories of the documents held by it or under its control: The documents held by the Department are those received from the auditee organizations and Government and the Inspection Reports and Audit Reports of this Department.

  1. Objection Registers of Audit Memos
  2. Settlement Register of Audit Memos
  3. Objection Register of DC Bill
  4. Portfolio Register
  5. Register of Defalcation/Embezzlement/Theft etc.
  6. Register of Sanction Orders
  7. Register of Contract
  8. Nil Payment Registers
  9. File of EAP
  10. Register of Important Points
  11. Register of Tour Programme

7. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(vii): The Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public, in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation thereof:

- Not Applicable -

8. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(viii): A statement of the Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted by it.

  • Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) for Group 'B' Non-Gazetted, Group 'C' and Group 'D' posts are constituted by the Accountant General. However, public participation or minutes of the meeting are not open to public.
  • Departmental Canteen Management committee

9. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(ix): A directory of its officers and employees.

  • Gradation list of officers and staff as on 1st of March every year is prepared by the office which is available in the office for consultation. This Gradation list is not to be treated as a seniority list.
  • Telephone directory available at www.cag.gov.in and www.agbihar.cag.gov.in

10. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(x): The monthly remuneration received by each officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulation.

Category of Posts Designation  Present Scale Grade

Pay

Pay Band
Group-'A'

Gazetted

Principal Accountant General (Audit) 37400-67000 12000 PB-4
Sr. Dy. Accountant General 15600-39100 7600 PB-3
Dy. Accountant General 15600-39100 6600 PB-3
Welfare Officer 15600-39100 6600 PB-3
Group-‘B’

Gazetted

Sr. Audit Officer 15600-39100 5400 PB-3
Audit Officer 9300-34800 5400 PB-2
Private Secretary 9300-34800 5400 PB-2
Assistant Audit Officer 9300-34800 4800 PB-2
Hindi Officer 9300-34800 4800 PB-2
Group-‘B’

Non-Gazetted

Section Officer (Audit) 9300-34800 4800 PB-2
Supervisor 9300-34800 4600 PB-2
Welfare Assistant 9300-34800 4600 PB-2
Group-‘C’ Senior Auditor 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Auditor 5200-20200 2800 PB-1
Clerk 5200-20200 1900 PB-1
Steno Grade-I 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Steno Grade-II 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Steno Grade-III 5200-20200 2400 PB-1
Selection Grade Record Keeper 5200-20200 1900 PB-1
Record Keeper 5200-20200 1800 PB-1
Junior Translator 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Selection Grade Staff Car Driver 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Telephone/Telex Operator 5200-20200 1900 PB-1
Group ‘D’ Daftri/Senior Peon 4440-7440 1400 -1S
Peon/Chowkidar/Safaiwala 4440-7440 1400 -1S
EDP Posts Data Processor 9300-34800 4800 PB-2
Sr. Console Operator 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Console Operator 9300-34800 4200 PB-2
Data Entry Operator 5200-20200 2400 PB-1

 

11. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(xi):

Budget Allocation & Expenditure: The position of Budget Allotment vis a vis Actual Expenditure for the 2007-2008:
(Amount in Lakhs of Rs.)
Classification  Allotment Expenditure
Salaries 1,385.88 1,385.16
Wages 5.00 5.00
OTA 0.15 0.15
Medical Treatment Charges 18.12 18.10
Travel Expenses 172.08 171.92
Office Expenses 89.37 89.37
Rent, Rates & Taxes 3.26 3.26
Publication 0.39 0.36
Minor Works 1.83 --
Other Expenses (Professional Service, Grants in Aid) 4.99 4.99
Information Technology 26.12 26.11
Total 1,707.10 1,704.33

 

Budget Allocation & Expenditure: The position of Budget Allotment vis a vis Actual Expenditure for the 2010-2011:

(Amount in Lakhs of Rs.)
Classification  Allotment Expenditure
Salaries 2,498.46 2,497.98
Wages 3.78 3.78
OTA 0.03 0.03
Medical Treatment Charges (MTC) 17.75 17.75
Travel Expenses (TE) 293.86 293.86
Office Expenses (OE) 117.25 117.22
Rent, Rates & Taxes (RRT) 2.81 2.80
Publication 19.87 19.87
Minor Works 56.74 --
Professional Service 9.40 9.40
Grants-in-Aid 10.86 10.86
Information Technology 0.91 0.91
Total 3,031.72 2,974.46

 

Budget Allocation & Expenditure: The position of Budget Allotment vis a vis Actual Expenditure for the 2011-2012 (Upto November, 2011):

(Amount in Lakhs of Rs.)
Classification  Allotment Expenditure
Salaries 2,112.55 1,971.22
Wages 0.56 0.53
OTA 0.13 --
Medical Treatment Charges (MTC) 21.40 4.52
Travel Expenses (TE) 228.40 108.05
Office Expenses (OE) 87.27 64.46
Rent, Rates & Taxes (RRT) 4.57 --
Publication Nil --
Minor Works 1.72 --
Professional Service 1.22 1.17
Grants-in-Aid Nil --
Information Technology Nil --
Total 2,457.82 2,149.95

 

12. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(xii): The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details and beneficiaries of such programmes.

- Not Applicable -

13. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(xiii): Particulars of recipients of concession, permits of authorization granted by it:

- Not Applicable -

14. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(xiv): Details of the information available to, or held by it, reduced to an electronic form:

Most of the information is available in electronic format, either free or for prescribed cost/fee.

15. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(xv): The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use:

  • As per Citizen Charter displayed by this office on Notice Boards, etc.

16. CHAPTER-II, 4-1-(b)(xvi): The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officer:

 

Shri Atul Prakash, Deputy Accountant General (Admin).

Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Bihar

Birchand Patel Marg, Patna - 800 001.
Tel: (0612)-2221941 (O), 2283959 (R). E-Mail: prakashA@cag.gov.in

 

EXTRACTS FROM THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION (REGULATION OF FEE AND COST) RULES, 2005

 

1. Short title and commencement:

  • These rules may be called the Right to Information (Regulation of fee and cost) Rules, 2005.
  • They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions – in the rules, unless the context otherwise requires -

  • ‘Act’ means the Right to Information Act, 2005;
  • ‘section’ means section of the Act;
  • all other words and expressions used herein but not defined in the Act shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Act.

3. A request for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 shall be accompanied by an application fee of rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheques payble to “PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICER (AUDIT)” at Patna.

 

4. For providing information under sub-section (1) of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheques payble to “PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICER (AUDIT)” at Patna at following rates:

  • Rupees two for each page (A-3 or A-4 Size Paper) created or copied;
  • Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
  • Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
  • For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof).

5. For providing information under sub-section (5) of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheques payble to “PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICER (AUDIT)” at Patna at following rates:

  • for information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty per diskette or floppy; and
  • for information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.

ARRANGEMENT OF RECEIPT FOR APPLICATION & FEE

Arrangement for receipts of Application & fee has been made at the Record & General Section of Principal Accountant General (Audit) Bihar, Patna. The Applicant can also remit the requisite fee as per Procedure at 3 (a).

APPEALS AND APPELLATE AUTHORITIES ETC., IF ANY

Appeals against the decision of PIO i.e. (Senior Deputy Accountant General (Admn & ISW), Bihar, Patna can be made before the Appellate Authority i.e. Principal Accountant General (Audit) Bihar, Birchand Patel Marg, Patna-800 001.

 
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