Government Accounts are kept in three parts:

CONSOLIDATED FUND:  Receipts and Expenditure on Revenue and Capital Accounts, Public Debt and Loans and Advances. Inter-State Settlement, Appropriation to Contingency Fund.

CONTINGENCY FUND:  Intended to meet unforeseen expenditure not provided for in the budget. Expenditure from this Fund is recouped subsequently from the Consolidated Fund.

PUBLIC ACCOUNT:  Comprises of Debt, Deposits, Advances, Remittances and Suspense transactions. Debt and Deposits represent repayable liabilities of the Government. Advances are receivables of the Government. Remittances and Suspense transactions are adjusting entries that are to be cleared eventually by booking to the final heads of account.