(1) The Governor shall —

 

(a) if the amount authorised by any law made in accordance with the provisions of article 204 to be expended for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for the purposes of that year or when a need has arisen during the current financial year for supplementary or additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the annual financial statement for that year, or

 

(b) if any money has been spent on any service during a financial year in excess of the amount granted for that service and for that year,

 

cause to be laid before the House or the Houses of the Legislature of the State another statement showing the estimated amount of that expenditure or cause to be presented to the Legislative Assembly of the State a demand for such excess, as the case may be.

 

(2) The provisions of articles 202, 203 and 204 shall have effect in relation to any such statement and expenditure or demand and also to any law to be made authorising the appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of the State to meet such expenditure or the grant in respect of such demand as they have effect in relation to the annual financial statement and the expenditure mentioned therein or to a demand for a grant and the law to be made for the authorisation of appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of the State to meet such expenditure or grant.

Debate Summary

Article 180, Draft Constitution, 1948

If in respect of any financial year further expenditure from the revenues of the State becomes necessary over and above the expenditure therefore authorised for that year, the Governor shall cause to be laid before the House or Houses a supplementary statement showing the estimated amount of that expenditure, and the provisions of the preceding articles shall have effect in relation to that statement and that expenditure as they have effect in relation to the annual financial statement and the expenditure mentioned therein

 

Draft Article 180 (Article 205) was debated on  10th June 1949.  It laid out the procedure to obtain additional, supplementary, or excess grants which were not included in the annual financial statement.

 

The Chairman of the Drafting Committee proposed an amendment to wholly replace the Draft Article to permit the appropriation of funds for supplementary, additional, and excess grants from the Consolidated Fund of a state. It was accepted without debate.

 

The amended Draft Article was adopted on 10th June 1949.