TOs asked to process bills

SRINAGAR: The state government Wednesday asked the Treasury Officers (TOs) to process bills for March.
In an official handout issued here, the Finance Department said the budget estimates 2015-16 have been passed by the State Legislature.
While the formal authorization of funds for the financial year 2015-16 to the Controlling Officers, Heads of Departments and other field functionaries will take some time, it said, the TOs have been directed “to entertain the bills presented at the Treasuries by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers on account of salary, wages, cash assistance to migrants, outsourcing of upkeep and Maintenance and Repair… due for March and payable in April in anticipation of formal authorization of funds.”
It, however, asked the TOs to ensure that “no arrear claims on account of salary etc are entertained without budget provision.”