Finance, Accounts and Audit
Grants by Central Government
The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by the Parliament by law in this behalf, make to the Authority grants of such sums of money as the Government may think fit For being utilized for the purposes of this Act.
A Fund to be called The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Fund” is to be established and the following sums will be credited thereto:
- All Government grants, fees and charges received by the Authority
- All sums received by the Authority from such other source as may be decided upon by the Central Government
- The percentage of prescribed income received from the insurer.
The Fund shall be applied for meeting the following expenses:
- The salaries, allowances and other remuneration of the members, officers and other employees of the Authority.
- The other expenses of the Authority in connection with the discharge of its functions and for the purposes of this Act
Accounts and Audit
The Authority shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The accounts of the Authority shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India at such intervals as may be specified by him and any expenditure incurred in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Authority to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The Comptroller and Auditor-General off India and other person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Authority shall have the same rights and privileges and authority in connection with such audit as the Comptroller and Auditor General generally has in connection with the audit of the Government accounts and, in particular, shall have the right to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers and other documents and papers and to inspect any of the officers of the Authority. The accounts of the Authority as certified by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or any other person appointed by him in this behalf together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually to the Central Government and that Government shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.