The Data Protection Bill 2021
(This Bill has since been withdrawn and a new Version is expected to
be presented )
FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
||Grants by Central Government.
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 it may think fit for the purposes of this Act.
||Data Protection Authority (***) Fund (***).
(1) There shall be constituted a Fund to be called the Data
Protection Authority Fund to which the following shall be
(a) all Government grants, fees and charges received by the
Authority under this Act; and
(b) all sums received by the Authority from such other source as
may be decided upon by the Central Government.
(2) The Data Protection Authority Fund shall be applied for
(i) the salaries, allowances and other remuneration of the
Chairperson, Members, officers, employees, consultants and
experts appointed by the Authority; and
(ii) the other expenses of the Authority in connection with the
discharge of its functions and for the purposes of this Act.
||Accounts and Audit.
(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 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
prescribed 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 other
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 of India 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
(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 by the Authority and
the Central Government shall cause the same to be laid, as soon as
may be after it is made, before each House of the Parliament.
Furnishing of returns, etc., to Central Government.
Authority shall furnish to the Central Government at such time and
in such form and manner as may be prescribed or as the Central
Government may direct, such returns and statements (including
statement on enforcement action taken) and such particulars in
regard to any proposed or existing programme for the promotion and
development of protection of personal data, as the Central
Government from time to time, require.
(2) The Authority shall prepare once every year in such form and at
such time as may be prescribed, an annual report giving a summary of
its activities during the previous year and copies of the report
shall be forwarded to the Central Government.
(3) A copy of the report prepared under sub-section (2) shall be
laid, as soon as may be after it is received, before each House of
(4) A copy of the report prepared under sub-section (2) shall also
be made publicly available by the Authority.