Primary responsibilities of this
department include all matters relating to Finance and Planning,
also Excise and Taxation including sales tax. This Secretary
is also the Chief Administrator of the Capital Project.
LOCAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT
The department is headed by the Joint Secretary, Finance.
The UT Finance and Planning Officer holds additional charge
as Examiner Local Fund Accounts and directly mans the
office. A team of 19 other auditors assists him.
This Department functions under the Punjab Municipal Corporation
Act as extended to the Union Territory, the Punjab University
Act and the Local Bodies Act.Certain local funds are required
by law to be examined by this department. The department
also audits accounts assigned to it under subordinate
legislation or by administrative order. It audits the
accounts of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the
Market Committee, the State Agricultural Marketing Board,
educational institutions, Zila Parishad and Panchayat
Samitis, 19 Gram Panchayats, the Institute for Mentally
Retarded Children and the Housing Development Agency of
the Punjab Engineering College.