Audit Reports


Report No. 2 of the year 2020 - State Finances Audit Report, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi

Date on which Report Tabled:
Tue 05 Jul, 2022
Date of sending the report to Government
Thu 30 Jul, 2020
Government Type
Sector Finance


This Report provides an analytical review of the annual accounts of the Government. The Report contains three chapters.

The Chapter 1 on the finances of GNCTD highlights Revenue receipts during 2018-19 increased by 11.50 per cent over the previous year. This was mainly due to increase of grants-in-aid by Rs. 3,660 crore (167.58 per cent) on account of receipt of compensation of Rs. 4,182 crore in lieu of loss of revenue arising out of implementation of GST.  Grants-in-Aid from Government of India increased from Rs. 2,184 crore (2017-18) to Rs. 5,844 crore (2018-19). Total expenditure during 2018-19 increased by 8.35 per cent over the previous year.  Against loans amounting to Rs. 28,011 crore disbursed to Delhi Jal Board during 1998-2019 only Rs. 351 crore was repaid leaving Rs. 27,660 crore outstanding as on 31 March 2019.  As on 31 March 2019, loans amounting to Rs. 2,038 crore, Rs. 1,396 crore and Rs. 319 crore were outstanding against North Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation respectively.  NCT of Delhi has been able to maintain revenue surplus over the last five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

The Chapter 2 on Financial management and budgetary control depicts that against the total provision of Rs. 58,177.14 crore, expenditure of Rs. 46,344.56 crore was incurred resulting in saving of Rs. 11,832.58 crore (20.34 per cent).  Substantial surrenders involving Rs. 2,112.83 crore were made in respect of 14 sub-heads, out of which in six sub-heads 100 per cent grant amounting to Rs. 1,297 crore was surrendered.

The Chapter 3 on Financial reporting states that there were substantial delays in submission of utilisation certificates by various grantee institutions and as a result proper utilisation of grants could not be ensured. Utilisation certificates involving Rs. 5,089.55 crore were outstanding for periods upto 10 years while 1,062 UCs involving Rs. 79.45 crore were outstanding for more than 10 years.  Detailed Countersigned Contingent bills of Rs. 118.54 crore (17.36 per cent) were received against the Abstract Contingent bills of Rs. 682.98 crore, leaving an outstanding balance of Abstract Contingent bills of Rs. 564.44 crore as on 31 March 2019. 

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