Waiver of Audit Objections by the officers of State Audit Department – Enhancement of Financial Limits


Orders were issued prescribing the following financial limits for the officers of State Audit Department for waiving of certain audit objections raised by them on the Accounts of Panchayat Samithies and Zilla Parishads.

Sl.No.

Designation of the Officer

Existing ceiling vide GO.Ms.No.275, PR&RD(Audit.I)Dept.

dt.16-6-86

Rs.

1

Director

1,000/-

2

Dy. Directors / Regional Dy. Directors

  500/-

3

District Audit Officers

  200/-

4

Asst. Audit Officers

 100/-

Orders were issued duly extending the orders issued in the reference 1st read above to the following institutions for early settlement of the audit objections of trifling nature.

                                    1. Municipal Councils.

                                    2. Universities

                                    3. Agriculture Market Committee

                                    4. Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas

                                    5. Gram Panchayats.

 The Director of State Audit, A.P., Hyderabad in her letter has stated that the Principal Secretary, Finance(Admn.II)Dept. and Chairman State Level Committee(SLC) vide directions in his minutes of the meeting dt.27-09-2012 at item No.5, proposed the following monetary ceilings as against existing ceilings for dropping of Audit Objections by the authorities competent as shown against each.

Sl.No.

Designation of the Officer

Existing ceiling vide GO.Ms.No.275, PR&RD(Audit.I)Dept.

dt.16-6-86

Rs.

Proposed enhancement in

Rs.

1

Director

1,000/-

10,000/-

2

Dy. Directors / Regional Dy. Directors

   500/-

  5,000/-

2

Dy. Directors / Regional Dy. Directors

   500/-

  5,000/-

3

District Audit Officers

      200/-

  2,000/-

4

Asst. Audit Officers

      100/-

 1,000/-

Further, she has stated that the enhancement of ceilings proposed are ten times above the existing rates proposed so as to fit into the requirement of the amounts involved in audit paras due to inflation and hence requested to issue orders.

In view of the circumstances reported by the Director of State Audit, A.P., Hyderabad and after careful examination of the proposal, Government hereby consider the proposal laid down on the following financial limits upto which the Officers in State Audit Department mentioned below can waive audit objections of trifling nature.

Sl.No. Designation of the Officer  Monetary limit upto which they can drop the objection

(Rs.)

1

Director

10,000/-

2

Dy. Directors / Regional Dy. Directors

  5,000/-

3

District Audit Officers

 2,000/-

4

Asst. Audit Officers

 1,000/-

Government, however consider that the waiver of audit objections permitted shall not be routine and mechanical and the cases involving malafides or negligence or incompetence of an exceptionally gross or culpable nature on the part of the executive authority concerned shall be brought to the notice of the concerned administrative Department in the Government.

The Director of State Audit, A.P., Hyderabad is requested to take action accordingly.

G.O.Ms.No. 39 Dated: 21-02-2012 Read the following:

1. G.O.Ms.No.275 Panchayat Raj & Rural Development(Audit.I)Dept    dated.16-06-1986.

2. G.O.Ms.No.158 Finance and Planning(FW.LA)Dept., dated.16-04-1991.

3. Minutes of the State Level Committee Meeting held on 27-09-2012   communicated through Lr.Roc.No.1522/G/2010, dt.05-10-2010.

4. Director of State Audit, A.P., Hyderabad Lr.Roc.No.1522/G/2010-    C&DAM, dated.16-11-2012.

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