Committee on Public Accounts
The Committee on Public Accounts is constituted under the Rule 250 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Telangana Legislative Assembly.
Composition of the Committee:
The Committee consists of 13 Members, of whom 9 Members are elected from the Legislative Assembly and 4 Members are elected from the Legislative Council. The Chairman of the Committee is appointed by the Speaker from among the Members of the Committee. Since the year 1958, as a customary practice, Member of the Opposition has been appointed as the Chairman of this Committee.
Functions of the Committee
The Committee's main function is the examination of accounts showing the appropriation of sums granted by the Legislature for expenditure of the State Government. It also examines the annual financial accounts and appropriation accounts of the State, Reports of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Civil and Revenue Receipts), and other such reports of accounts laid before the House, as the Committee may think fit.
In scrutinizing the Appropriation Accounts of the State and the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, it shall be the duty of the Committee to satisfy itself
a) that the money shown in the Accounts as having been disbursed were legally available for, and applicable to, the service or purpose for which they have been applied or charged.
b) that the expenditure confirms to the authority which governs it, and
c) that every re-appropriation has been made in accordance with the provisions made in this behalf under rules framed by competent authority.
- First Report on the C & AG of India (G &Ssa) For The Year 2014-15 Pertaining To The Health, Medical And Family Welfare Department