What are the functions of Estimates Committee?

The function of the committee is to examine the estimates included in the budget and suggest ‘economies’ in public expenditure. Its major functions are:

  1. To report what economies, improvements in organisation, efficiency and administrative reform consistent with the policy underlying the estimates, can be affected
  2. To suggest alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in administration
  3. To examine whether the money is well laid out within the limits of the policy implied in the estimates
  4. To suggest the forth in which the estimates are to be presented to Parliament
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