Section 21 in The Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010

Title: Fund of Authority and its investment.

Description: (1) The Authority shall establish its own fund and all receipts of the Authority shall be credited thereto and all payments by the Authority shall be made there from. (2) The Authority shall have the power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to spend such sums as it thinks fit to cover all administrative expenses of the Authority or for purposes authorised by this Act and such sums sha ll be treated as expenditure out of the fund of the Authority. (3) All moneys standing at the credit of the Authority which cannot immediately be applied as provided in sub-section (2), shall be — (a) deposited in the State Bank of India or any such scheduled bank or banks or other public financial institutions subject to such conditions as may, from time to time, be specified by the Central Government; (b) invested in the securities of the Central Government or in such manner as may be prescribed. Explanation .— In this sub-section, "scheduled bank" has the same meaning as in clause (e) of section 2 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934).

Title: Allocation of surplus funds

Description: (1) The Authority may, from time to time, set apart such amounts as it thinks fit, as a reserve fund or funds for the purpose of expanding existing facilities or services or creating new facilities or services at any integrated check post or increase of expenditure from transient causes or for purposes of replacement or meeting expenditure arising from loss or damage due to any natural calamity or accident or meeting any liability arising out of any act of omission or commission in the discharge of its functions under this Act: Provided that the Authority shall also have the power to establish specific reserves for specific purposes: Provided further that the sums set apart annually in respect of each or any of the specific and general reserves and the aggregate at any time of such sums shall not exceed such limits as may, from time to time, be fixed in that behalf by the Central Government. (2) After making provision for such reserve fund or funds and for bad and doubtful debts, depreciation in assets and all other matters which are usually provided for by companies registered and incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), the Authority shall pay the balance of its annual net profits to the Central Government.

Title: Submission of programme of activities and financial estimates.

Description: The Authority shall, before the commencement of each financial year prepare a statement of the programme of its activities during the forthcoming financial year as well as financial estimate in respect thereof and submit it for the approval of the Central Government.

Title: Borrowing powers of Authority.

Description: (1) The Authority may, with the consent of the Central Government or in accordance with the terms of any general or special authority given to it by the Central Government, borrow money from any source by the issue of bonds, debentures or such other instruments as it may deem fit for discharging all or any of its functions under this Act. (2) The Central Government may guarantee in such manner as it thinks fit, the repayment of the principal and the payment of interest thereon with respect to the loans taken by the Authority under sub-section (1) (3) Subject to such limits as the Central Government may, from time to time, lay down, the Authority may borrow temporarily by way of overdraft or otherwise, such amount as it may require for discharging its functions under this Act.

Title: Accounts and audit.

Description: (1) The Authority shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts including the profit and loss account and the balance sheet 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 annually by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any expenditure incurred by him in connection with such audit shall be reimbursed to him by the Authority. (3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any 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 has in connection with the audit of Government accounts and, in particular shall have the right to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers, documents and papers and 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 both Houses of Parliament.