Download GENERAL FINANCIAL RULES OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT — The rules contained in this volume, which are essentially executive orders of the President describe primarily the financial powers of different authorities subordinate to the Federal Government and the procedure prescribed by the President which should be followed by them in the securing and spending of the funds necessary for the discharge of the functions entrusted to them Department authorities should follow these rules, supplemented or modified by the special rules and instructions, if any, contained in their departmental regulations and other special orders applicable to them. Appropriation means the assignment to meet specified expenditure of funds at the disposal of the assigning authority. Competent Authority means Government or any other authority to which the relevant powers may be delegated by Government.