Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

Data Location


National expenditure data is available on the website of Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance at and appropritaion account tab contains ministry and department wise Expenditure data at . The data available on the Controller General of Accounts Website is up to date and totally free for public. The OGD India also provides important datasets on government spending and outlays which is totally in the machine readable format. The data available on the Data portal is open for reuse and further study. Data is also available on the Ministry of Finance website "".

All this data is unfortunately aggregated but it does indicated that the data exists and is digital.

Reviewer comments

Submission fixed

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Tryggvi Björgvinsson
Submitters   Akhilesh Srivastava
Last modified   Fri Sep 18 2015 11:27:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)