​​​​​​​​​​RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Right To Information​ Manual - ​11

BUDGET

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

India Post provides postal facilities within the reach of every citizen in the country through its vast network at an affordable price. Besides providing postal services, post offices perform agency functions like Savings Bank, payment of pension, sale of Cash Certificates etc. on behalf of other Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India/ Other Organizations.

TABLE 1: Revenue and Expenditure (for the year 2008-09 & 2009-10)(INR in Million)
ParticularsActuals 2008-09Actuals 2009-10% age lnc (+) / Dec(-) over previous year
Revenue
Sale of Stamps6056.646178.112.01%
Postage Realised in Cash20364.4820972.822.99%
Commission on Money Orders and Indian Postal Orders etc.3382.973398.420.46%
Remuneration for Saving Bank/Saving Certificates Work.28024.6031327.6811.79%
​* Other Receipts794.57789.98-0.58%
Total58623.2662667.016.90%
Expenditure5999.557300.0221.68%
General Administration60359.7482596.6436.84%
Operations4300.064225.79-1.73%
Agency Services26902.9539346.9646.26%
** Others97562.30133469.4136.80%
Total Gross Expenditure3008.164389.3645.92%
Less Recoveries   
Net Expenditure94554.14129080.0536.51%
Deficit (Net Exp - Revenue)35930.8866413.0484.84%
* This includes service charges retained by the Department of Posts from sale of Passport Application Form, Passport Fee Stamps, Central Recruitment Fee Stamps, receipts from other Postal Administrations etc.
Sale of stamps includes sale of Postage stamps, service stamps.​
** This includes Audit and Accounts, Amenities to Staff, Pension charges, Stationery and Printing etc.

The total revenue earned including remuneration for Saving Bank and Saving Certificates work during the year 2009-10 was Rs. 62,667.01 million and the amount received from other Ministries/ Departments for Agency functions was Rs. 4,389.36 million. Gross working expenditure for the year 2009-10 was Rs. 133,469.41 million against the previous year’s expenditure of Rs. 97,562.30 million. The increase was mainly due to payment of arrears of Pay and Allowances on Implementation of 6th Pay Commission’s Report and Normal increase in Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief etc.

TABLE 2: Recovery of Working Expenses on account of Agency Services (for the year 2008-09 and 2009-10 in Million)
SI. No.Head of Account2008-09 Actuals2009-10 Actuals
1Military Pension0.000.00
2Payment of Coal Mines and EPF/Family
pension and miscellaneous​ services
91.5499.49
3Payment of Railway Pension69.17159.25
4Postal Life Insurance1949.692978.36
5Custom Duty Realisation19.1517.40
6Mahila Samridhi Yojna0.000.00
7Commission on account​ of International
money transfer Western Union Scheme
389.621013.32
8Telegraph share of Combined Offices0.270.07
9*Others488.72121.47
 Total3008.16​4389.36
* This includes Commission on sale of Non-Postal stamps of Delhi Administration, Incentive paid to staff from commission recovered under Retail Post, Accounts and Audit, Commission on account of payment of P.O. Provident Fund, Share of spread margin received from WUFSI etc.

The earnings of the Department are in the form of ‘Recoveries’ and ‘Revenue Receipts’. The item ‘Recoveries’ mentioned in Table 9 represents the amount of commission earned by the Department for Agency Functions done on behalf of other Departments and organizations and ‘ Revenue Receipts'​ are on account of sale of Postal articles, commission on money orders and Indian Postal Orders, receipts from other premium services, remuneration for Saving Bank and Saving Certificates work etc. The earnings of the Department are on the lower side in comparison to the working expenses incurred. During the financial year 2009-10 the deficit of the department was Rs. 66413.04 million against previous year’s deficit of Rs. 35930.88 million which is increased by 84.84% due to increase in Working Expenses on Implementation of 6th pay commission’s Report and normal increase in DA.

The funds made available by the Ministry of Finance for ‘Working Expenses’ and ‘Capital Outlay’ during the year were appropriately utilized. Surplus funds were surrendered in time to the Ministry of Finance.

TABLE 3: Funds Surrendered and Saving during 2009-10 (INR. in million)
Nature of ExpenditureBudget EstimateSuppl. Grant/ Re-app.TotalActual ExpenditureExcess(+)/ Saving (-)Amount Surrendered/Re- app.Savings
3201 Working120465.004366.00124831.00133469.418638.414.618643.02
2552 Prov.
For the
Development
of North East
Region
437.000.00437.000.00-437.000.00-437.00
Total Working120902.004366.00125268.00133469.418201.414.618206.02
5201 Capital
Exp.
3705.001.103706.102616.57-1089.531641.40551.87
4552 Prov.
For the
Development
of North East
Region
183.000.00183.000.00-183.000.00-183.00
Total Capital3888.001.103889.102616.57-1272.531641.40368.87
Total Working Exp + Capital Exp124790.004367.10129157.10136085.986928.881646.018574.89

Capital Outlay

The expenditure on fixed assets in the year 2009-10 was Rs. 2543.22 million, of which 4.75% was on Land and Buildings, 94.86% on Mechanization and Modernization of Postal Services and 0.39% on Mail Motor Vehicles and others. The value of Gross Capital on fixed assets rose to Rs.21239.40 million at the end of the year. The net progressive fixed asset value up to the end of the year was Rs.19576.13 million.

TABLE 4: FUNDS SURRENDERED AND SAVING DURING 2009-10 (INR. in million)
Nature of ExpenditureBudget Est.Suppl. Grant / Re - app.TotalActual Expd. Excess(+) / Saving(-)Amount Surrendered / Re-app.Savings
3201 Working120465.004366.00124831.00133469.418638.414.618643.02
2552 Prov. For the Development of North East Region437.000.00437.000.00-437.000.00-437.00
Total Working120902.004366.00125268.00133469.418201.414.618206.02
5201 Capital Exp.3705.001.103706.102616.57-1089.531641.40551.87
4552 Prov. For the Development of North East Region 183.000.00183.000.00-183.000.00-183.00
Total Capital3888.001.103889.102616.57-1272.531641.40368.87
Total Working Exp + Capital Exp124790.004367.10129157.10136085.986928.881646.018574.89