Cash Management System in Central Government-Modified Exchequer Control Based Expenditure Management in respect of Q2 of 2021-22

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Cash Management System in Central Government-Modified Exchequer Control Based Expenditure Management in respect of Q2 of 2021-22

Cash Management System in Central Government-Modified Exchequer Control Based Expenditure Management in respect of Q2 of 2021-22

F.No. 12(13)-B(W&M)/2020
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget vision)

New Delhi,
30th June,2021.


Subject: Cash Management System in Central Government-Modified Exchequer Control Based Expenditure Management in respect of Q2 of 2021-22.

Attention of Ministries/Departments is drawn to this Ministry’s O.M. issued under F.No.15(39)-B(R)/2016 dated 21.8.2017 regarding modified exchequer control based expenditure management under Cash Management System in Central Government .
2. The existing guidelines for expenditure control have been Keeping in view the evolving situation arising out of COVID-19 and anticipated cash position of Government, it is felt essential to regulate Quarterly Expenditure Plan (QEP)/Monthly Expenditure Plan {MEP) of specific Ministries/Departments for Quarter 2 (July-September, 2021) in the following manner :

(i) Category A Ministries/Departments of the following Demands/ Appropriations will continue to be governed by the extant MEP/QEP guidelines :

Number and Name of the Demand/Appropriation 

Demand No. 1 Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare
Demand No.4 Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy ( AYUSH)
Demand No. 6 Department of Fertilisers
Demand No. 7 Department of Pharmaceuticals
Demand No. 15 Department of Food and Public Distribution
Demand No. 20 Capital Outlay on Defence Services
Demand No. 21 Defence Pensions
Demand No.37 Interest Payments
Demand No. 39 Pensions
Demand No. 40 Transfers to States
Demand No.44 Department of Health and Family Welfare
Demand No..45 Department of Health Research
Demand No. 59 Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Demand No. 62 Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Demand No. 67 Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Demand No.84 Ministry of Railways
Demand No. 85 Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Demand No. 86 Department of Rural Development
Demand No. 94 Department of Space

(ii) Category B: Ministries/Departments of the following Demands/ Appropriations will require to restrict the overall expenditure within 20% of BE 2021-2022 in Quarter 2 (July to September, 2021):

Number and Name of the Demand/Appropriation
Demand No. 2 Department of Agricultural Research and Education
Demand No. 3 Atomic Energy
Demand No. 5 Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Demand No. 8 Ministry of Civil Aviation
Demand No. 9 Ministry of Coal
Demand No. 10 Department of Commerce
Demand No. 11 Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
Demand No. 12 Department of Posts
Demand No. 13 Department of Telecommunications
Demand No. 14 Department of Consumer Affairs
Demand No. 16 Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Demand No. 17 Ministry of Culture
Demand No. 18 Ministry of Defence (Civil)
Demand No. 19 Defence Services (Revenue)
Demand No. 22 Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Demand No. 23 Ministry of Earth Sciences
Demand No. 24 Department of School Education and Literacy
Demand No. 25 Department of Higher Education
Demand No.26 Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Demand No. 27 Ministry of Environment,Forests and Climate Change
Demand No. 28 Ministry of External Affairs
Demand No. 29 Department of Economic Affairs
Demand No. 30 Department of Expenditure
Demand No. 31 Department of Financial Services
Demand No. 32 Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)
Demand No. 33 Department of Revenue
Demand No. 34 Direct Taxes
Demand No. 35 Indirect Taxes
Demand No. 36 Indian Audit and Accounts Department
Demand No. 41 Department of Fisheries
Demand No. 42 Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Demand No. 43 Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Demand No. 46 Department of Heavy Industry
Demand No. 47 Department of Public Enterprises
Demand No. 48 Ministry of Home Affairs

Number and Name of the Demand/ Appropriation

Demand No. 49 Cabinet
Demand No. 50 Police
Demand No. 51 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Demand No. 52 Chandigarh
Demand No.53 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Demand No. 54 Ladakh
Demand No. 55 Lakshadweep
Demand No. 56 Transfers to Delhi
Demand No. 57 Transfers to Jammu and Kashmir
Demand No. 58 Transfers to Puducherry
Demand No.60 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
 Demand No. 61 Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Demand No. 63 Ministry of Labour and Employment
Demand No. 64 Law and Justice
Demand No. 65 Election Commission
Demand No. 66 Supreme Court of India
Demand No. 68 Ministry of Mines
Demand No. 69 Ministry of Minority Affairs
Demand No. 70 Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Demand No. 71 Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Demand No.72 Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Demand No. 73 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Demand No. 74 Central Vigilance Commission
Demand No. 75 Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Demand No. 76 Ministry of Planning
Demand No. 77 Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways
Demand No. 78 Ministry of Power
Demand No. 79 Staff, Household and Allowances of the President
Demand No. 80 Lok Sabha
Demand No. 81 Rajya Sabha
Demand No. 82 Secretariat of the Vice-President
Demand No. 83 Union Public Service Commission
Demand No.87 Department of Land Resources
Demand No. 88 Department of Science and Technology
Demand No. 89 Department of Biotechnology
Demand No.90 Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Demand No. 91 Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Demand No. 92 Department of Social Justice and Empowerment


Number and Name of the Demand/Appropriation

Demand No. 93 Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Demand No. 95 Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Demand No. 96 Ministry of Steel
Demand No. 97 Ministry of Textiles
Demand No. 98 Ministry of Tour ism
Demand No. 99 Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Demand No. 100 Ministry of Women and Child Development
Demand No. 101 Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

3. Items of large expenditure would continue to be governed by the guidelines issued by this Ministry’s 0.M. F.No. 12(39)-B(R)/2016 dated 21.8.2017. Ministries/ Departments are advised to observe the guidelines strictly and regulate the expenditure accordingly in the current fiscal. Any deviation from these guidelines would require prior approval from Ministry of Finance. While processing applications for relaxation of guidelines, priority will be given. to relaxations arising on account of increases in capital expenditure.

4. This issues with the approval of Finance Secretary and Secretary, Department of Expenditure.

(Rakesh Bhatnagar)
Deputy Director


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