This Report on the finances of the Government of Uttar Pradesh intends to objectively assessthe financial performance of the State during 2015-16 and to provide the State Legislaturewith proper inputs based on audit analysis of financial data. In order to put this analysis in aproper perspective, a broad comparison of targets envisaged by the Uttar Pradesh FiscalResponsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Act, 2016, the Fourteenth FinanceCommission Report and the Budget Estimates of 2015-16 have been attempted. TheReport is structured in three Chapters.
Chapter-I is based on the audit of the Finance Accounts and makes an assessment of theUttar Pradesh Government’s fiscal position as on 31 March 2016. It provides an insight intotrends in expenditure on interest payments, salaries and wages, pensions, subsidies andrepayment of debt and borrowing patterns.
Chapter-II is based on the audit of Appropriation Accounts and gives grant wisedescription of appropriations and the manner in which the allocated resources were managedby the service delivery departments.