Capital Expenditure for procurement of computer/laptops: Railway Board

Capital Expenditure for procurement of computer/laptops: Railway Board

Capital Expenditure for procurement of computer/laptops: Railway Board Order dated 14.06.2024

भारत सरकार (Government of India)
रेल मंत्रालय (Ministry of Railways)
रेलवे बोर्ड (Railway Board)

No.2024/F(X)II/10/13

New Delhi, dated 14.06.2024

The Director General/Director,
NAIR, Vadodara ,IRIFM, Secunderabad.
IRICEN, Pune, IRIMEE, Jamalpur.
IRISET, Secunderabad,IRIEE, Nasik.
IRITM, Lucknow, JR RPF Academy, Lucknow.

Sub: Capital Expenditure for procurement of computer/laptops etc.
Ref: i) DG/IRICEN’s letter dated 19.04.2024.
ii) Board’s letter No. 2023/F(X)-I/33/Misc/4 dated 06.04.2023.

The norms for procurement of computer hardware, telecommunication devices and computers software etc has been revised vide Board’s letter under reference (ii) above. Now all the procurement for the above items is to be capitalized as Capital expenditure instead of Revenue under plan head 17-Computerisation or relevant plan head. Certain CTIs have raised queries regarding non-reimbursement of procured computers/laptops etc since no separate budget allocation is being made for them under Capex as CTIs are not the budgeting units under Capex of Indian Railways.

The matter has been examined in consultation with Budget Dte. and it is advised that the expenditure on procurement of computers etc mentioned in the above para is to be made by CTIs through the Zonal Railways under the physical jurisdiction, the CTI falls, either as an itemized work or under lumpsum provision under PH-17 or relevant planhead against a particular work either under Pink Book or under lumpsum provision against LAW book. Such works need to be sanctioned with the concurrence of PFAs and with the approval of GM of the concerned Zonal railways under the physical jurisdiction of which the CTI falls.

Jt. Director Finance Expenditure
(Railway Board)

Source: Indian Railways

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