(1) So much of the estimates as relates to expenditure charged upon the Consolidated Fund of a State shall not be submitted to the vote of the Legislative Assembly, but nothing in this clause shall be construed as preventing the discussion in the Legislature of any of those estimates.

 

(2) So much of the said estimates as relates to other expenditure shall be submitted in the form of demands for grants to the Legislative Assembly, and the Legislative Assembly shall have power to assent, or to refuse to assent, to any demand, or to assent to any demand subject to a reduction of the amount specified therein.

 

(3) No demand for a grant shall be made except on the recommendation of the Governor.

Debate Summary

Article 178, Draft Constitution, 1948

(1) So much of the estimates as relates to expenditure charged upon the revenues of a State shall not be submitted to the vote of the Legislative Assembly, but nothing in this clause shall be construed as preventing the discussion in the Legislature of those estimates.

(2) So much of the said estimates as relates to other expenditure shall be submitted in the form of demands for grants to the Legislative Assembly, and the Legislative Assembly shall have power to assent, or to refuse to assent, to any demand, or to assent to any demand subject to a reduction of the amount specified therein.

(3) No demand for a grant shall be made except on the recommendation of the Governor.

 

Draft Article 178 (Article 203) was debated on 10th June 1949. It regulated the procedure for estimates.

 

The Chairman of the Drafting Committee proposed to replace the references to ‘revenues’ of a state with  ‘Consolidated Fund’. The amendment was accepted without debate.

 

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