Grants by Central Government to Central Authority

57. The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, make to the Central Authority grants of such sums of money as the Central
Government may think fit for being utilised for the purposes of this Act.

Central Mental Health Authority Fund

58. (1) There shall be constituted a Fund to be called the Central Mental Health Authority Fund and there shall be credited thereto—
(i) any grants and loans made to the Authority by the Central Government;
(ii) all fees and charges received by the Authority under this Act; and
(iii) all sums received by the Authority from such other sources as may be decided upon by the Central Government.

(2) The Fund referred to in sub-section (1) shall be applied for meeting the salary, allowances and other remuneration of the chairperson, other members, chief executive officer, other officers and employees of the Authority and the expenses of the Authority incurred in the discharge of its functions and for purposes of this Act.

Accounts and audit of Central Authority

59. (1) The Central 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.

(2) 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.

(3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any 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 office of the Authority.

(4) 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 by the Authority and the Central Government shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.

Annual report of Central Authority

60. The Central Authority shall prepare in every year, in such form and at such time as may be prescribed by the Central Government, an annual report giving a full account of its
activities during the previous year, and copies thereof along with copies of its annual accounts and auditor’s report shall be forwarded to the Central Government and the Central Government shall cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

Grants by State Government

61. The State Government may, after due appropriation made by State Legislature by law in this behalf, make to the State Authority grants of such sums of money as the State
Government may think fit for being utilised for the purposes of this Act.

State Mental Health Authority Fund

62. (1) There shall be constituted a Fund to be called the State Mental Health Authority Fund and there shall be credited thereto—
(i) any grants and loans made to the State Authority by the State Government;
(ii) all fees and charges received by the Authority under this Act; and
(iii) all sums received by the State Authority from such other sources as may be decided upon by the State Government.

(2) The Fund referred to in sub-section (1) shall be applied for meeting the salary, allowances and other remuneration of the chairperson, other members, chief executive officer, other officers and employees of the State Authority and the expenses of the State Authority incurred in the discharge of its functions and for purposes of this Act.

Accounts and audit of State Authority

63. (1) The State 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 State
Government, in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

(2) The accounts of the State 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 State Authority to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

(3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any other person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the State 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 office of the State
Authority.

Annual report of State Authority

64. The State Authority shall prepare in every year, in such form and at such time as may be prescribed by the State Government, an annual report giving a full account of its activities during the previous year, and copies thereof along with copies of its annual accounts and auditor’s report shall be forwarded to the State Government and the Government shall cause the same to be laid before the State Legislature.


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