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Charged Expenditure

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In India's democratic system, the government cannot spend from the Consolidated Fund unless the expenditure is voted in the lower house of Parliament or State Assemblies. However according to Article 112 (3) and Article 202 (3) of the Constitution of India, the following expenditure does not require a vote and is charged to the Consolidated Fund. They include salary, allowances and pension for the President as well as Governors of States, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of People, the Comptroller General of India and Judges of the Supreme and High Courts. They also include interest and other debt related charges of the Government and any sums required to satisfy any court judgment pertaining to the Government.


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