Secretaries of all departments have been directed to furnish the utilisation certificates (UC) of all state-sponsored schemes being implemented under their ambit before September 15.
With a view to addressing this problem of timely submission of Utilization Certificates, the Finance Department had held a series of review meetings to impress upon the Departments/DDOs for immediate submission of pending Utilization Certificates.
Despite such efforts, reviews and sensitization by Finance Department, 7 (seven) Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) under 6 (six) Administrative Departments could not bring down their pendency to NIL, although time for submission of Utilization Certificate was extended up to 25th November, 2019.
The Finance Department has viewed the matter of non-submission of pending Utilization Certificates by the aforesaid Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) within stipulated time very seriously.
Considering all aspects and in pursuance of the Minutes of the meeting held on 08/11/2019, Point No. 6 (d), the salaries of the following defaulting Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) are hereby stopped forthwith.
The CAG in its report on State Finance for the Financial Year ended 31st March, 2018 has pointed out that there is a significant number of outstanding Utilization Certificates pending against grants released to various departments since 2001-2002.
As per the report, for the year 2016-17, the total number of pending Utilization Certificates was 1782 amounting to Rs. 12282.52 crore across 53 departments.