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The Department of Expenditure comprises eight main divisions, namely:

Establishment Division

Establishment Division is the nerve centre for the entire gamut of the service conditions of the Central Government employees having financial content. Basically, these include revision/prescription of pay scales, fixation of pay and various allowances. The proposals received from various Ministries/Departments of the Government seeking clarification in regard to revision and prescription of pay scales, increments, deputation allowance and cadre review of various categories of posts are examined in this division keeping in view the equity and comparable relativities and duties. Besides, this Division also functions as the Cadre Authority for the Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICAS) and also attends to vigilance related issues. A Public Grievance Redressal Machinery with Joint Secretary in charge of Administration as the Director of Grievances is also functioning in this department. A “Complaint Committee” has also been constituted in this Department as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court for redressing the grievances of women.

Plan Finance-I Division

The Plan Finance-I Division handles matters relating to States’ finances and financing of States’ Annual Plans. It release Central Assistance to States for their Annual Plans including the assistance for externally aided projects, additional Central assistance for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission , Hill Areas/Western Ghats Development Programmes, Border Areas Development Programmes, Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programmes, Accelerated Power Development Programme, Additional Central assistance for other specific schemes/projects of the States, Special Plan Assistance to States, National Social Assistance Programme including Annapurna, Special Central assistance for Backward Region Grant Fund, National E- Governance Programme, Isunami Rehabilitation Programme and long term reconstruction of assets damages during 2005-06 floods. The various types of assistance allocated/released during 2008-09 and the Budget provision made for the Schemes during 2009-10 are as under:- 

2008-09 and the Budget provision made for the Schemes during 2009-10
Sr.No. Items/Schemes Allocation for 2008-09 (RE) Appropriation Amount released during 2008-09 Allocation for 2009-10 (BE) (Grant) (As per interim budget 2009 - 10)
A Plan Assistance      
1 Normal Central Assistance for States' Plan 15,993.50 15,948.17 18,272.37
2 Addl. Central Assistance for Externally Aided Projects 11.007.94 10,434.22 4,550.00
3 Special Plan Assistance to Arunachal Pr., Assam, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pr., J&K, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand & U.P. 4,705,14 4,705,14 4602.00
4 Spl. Central Assistance for Jammu & Kashmir 1,443.40 1,443.40 1.481.00
5 Addl. Central Assistance for Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG) 162.77 23.32 162.77
6 Central Assistance for (APDRP) 436.03 436.03 0.00
7 Central Loan Assistance for (AIBP) 8,501.94 8,501.89 8,700.00
8 National Social Assistance Programme including Annapurna (NSAP) 4,442.24 4,442.24 5,109.24
9 Central assistance for Hill Areas/Western Ghats Development Programme 272.00 271.88 272.00
10 Special Central Assistance for (BADP) 635.00 635.00 635.00
11 Central assistance for Backward Region Grant Fund 1,130.80 1,138.08 1,130.80
12 National E. Governance Action Plan (NEGAP) 469.37 284.21 469.37
13 ACA for Sun-mission on Urban Infrastructure and Governance (SMUIG) 4,480.37 4,408.37 4,686.69
14 ACA for Urban Infrastructure Development for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT 3,279.69 3,279.69 2,973.90
15 ACA for Sub Mission on Basic Services to Urban Poor 1,472.68 1,472.68 2,043.95
16 ACA for Integrated Housing and Slum Development 1,265.24 1,265.24 1,009.30
17 Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme 1,183.80 1,182.68 336.98
18 Brihan Mumbai Storm Water Drain Project (BRIMSTOWA). Mumbai 100.00 108.00 200.00
19 Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune 60.00 60.00 0.0
20 ACA for Long Term Reconstruction Plan 1,198.50 645.15 0.0
21 ACA for Desalination Plant 300.00 300.00 300.00
Total (A) 62,448.81 60,991.31 300.00

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