Chapter-13 Procedures Relating to Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure

Chapter-13 Procedures Relating to Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure

Chapter-13
Procedures Relating to Estimates of Revenue and
Expenditure

85. Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure:

(1) The Minister of Finance shall present the annual budget in the Sitting of the House pursuant to Article 93 of Constitution.

(2) In the sitting of the Legislature-Parliament  convened after the presentation of the annual budget pursuant to Sub-rule (1), the Minister of Finance shall tables copy of the annual budget.

(3) No discussion shall be held on the day on which annual estimate of income and expenditure has been presented.

86. Discussion on Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure:

(1) The Speaker shall, in consultation with the Prime Minister or, in his absence, any other Minister designated by him/her, allot the days and duration for general discussion on the annual estimates of revenue and expenditures prior to the motion for permission to move the Money Bill in the House by the Minister of Finance.

(2) There shall be general discussion on estimates of revenue and expenditure on the day and within the time as prescribed pursuant to Sub-rule (1).

(3) The discussion shall be initiated pursuant to Sub- rule (2), with a statement by the Minister of Finance, and he/she shall answer to the questions raised during the  discussion at the end thereof.

87. Supplementary Estimates

(1) The Minister of Finance may present supplementary estimates at the sitting of the Legislature-Parliament pursuant to Article 95 of the Constitution.

(2) While presenting the supplementary estimates according to Sub-rule (1), the Minister of Finance shall also state the reasons and objects thereof.

(3) No discussion on the supplementary estimates shall be held in the House on the day it is presented pursuant to Sub-rule (1).

(4) The Speaker shall, in consultation with the Prime Minister or, in his absence, any other Minister designated by him, allot the days and duration for general discussion on the supplementary estimates.

(5) The supplementary estimates shall be discussed on the day and within the duration allotted according to Sub- rule (4).

(6) The discussion shall be initiated pursuant to Sub- rule (5), with a statement by the Minister of Finance and he/she shall answer to `the questions raised during the discussion at the end thereof.

88. Estimates of Expenditure:

(1) The demands of grant for each Ministry shall generally be allocated under separate heads. Provided that, the Minister of Finance may allocate certain demands of grant for any two or more Ministries and Departments under one head or certain demands of grants which cannot be generally classified for any specific Ministry may be allocated less than one head.

(2) Each head shall initially contain the particulars of  all demands of grant and the subheads shall contain the detail descriptions of each of such divisions in the demands of grants. Discussion may be held on such particulars.However, no approval of the House shall be required in respect of the amounts of grant charged on the consolidated fund.