Based on the audited accounts of the Government of Assam for the year ending 31 March 2019, this Report provides an analytical review of the finances of the State Government. The Report is structured in four Chapters.
Chapter 1-Overview: This Chapter describes the basis and approach to the Report and the underlying data, provides an overview of structure of government accounts, budgetary processes, macro-fiscal analysis of key indices and State’s fiscal position including the deficits/ surplus.
Chapter 2-Finances of the State: This chapter provides a broad perspective of the finances of the State, analyses the critical changes in major fiscal aggregates relative to the previous year, overall trends during the last five years, debt profile of the State and key Public Account transactions, based on the Finance Accounts of the State.
Chapter 3-Budgetary Management: This chapter is based on the Appropriation Accounts of the State and reviews the appropriations and allocative priorities of the State Government and reports on deviations from Constitutional provisions relating to budgetary management.
Chapter 4-Quality of Accounts & Financial Reporting Practices: This chapter comments on the quality of accounts rendered by various authorities of the State Government and issues of non-compliance with prescribed financial rules and regulations by various departmental officials of the State Government.
The Report has 12 appendices containing additional data collated from several sources in support of the audit observations.
This Report has been prepared for submission to the Governor of Assam under Article 151 of the Constitution.