Section 39 in The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013

Title: Grants by Central Government.

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

Title: Constitution of Pension Regulatory and Development Fund.

Description: (1) There shall be constituted a fund to be called the Pension Regulatory and Development Fund and there shall be credited thereto— (a) all Government grants, fees and charges received by the Authority; (b) all sums received by the Authority from such other source as may be decided upon by the Central Government. (2) The Fund shall be applied for meeting— (a) the salaries, allowances and other remuneration of the Chairperson and other members and officers and other employees of the Authority; (b) other expenses of the Authority in connection with the discharge of its functions and for the purposes of this Act.

Title: Constitution of Subscriber Education and Protection Fund.

Description: (1) The Authority shall establish a fund to be called the Subscriber Education and Protection Fund. (2) There shall be credited to the Subscriber Education and Protection Fund the following amounts, namely:— (a) grants and donations given to the Subscriber Education and Protection Fund by the Central Government, State Governments, companies or any other institutions for the purposes of the Subscriber Education and Protection Fund; (b) the interest or other income received out of the investments made from the Subscriber Education and Protection Fund; (c) the sums realised by way of penalties by the Authority under section 28. (3) The Subscriber Education and Protection Fund shall be administered and utilised by the Authority for protection of the interests of subscribers in accordance with regulations made for the purpose.

Title: Accounts and audit.

Description: (1) The 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. (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, 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 offices 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 and that Government shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.

Title: Power of Central Government to issue directions.

Description: (1) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this Act, the Authority shall, in exercise of its powers or the performance of its functions under this Act, be bound by such directions on questions of policy, other than those relating to technical and administrative matters, as the Central Government may give, in writing to it, from time to time: Provided that the Authority shall, as far as practicable, be given an opportunity to express its views before any direction is given under this sub-section. (2) The decision of the Central Government, whether a question is one of policy or not, shall be final.