Give two examples of departmental undertakings

Give two examples of departmental undertakings and state some of its features.

Examples of departmental undertaking are
(i) Indian Railways (ii) Post and Telegraph
Features of departmental undertakings are
■ It is generally considered to be a major sub-division of the government department and is subject to the direct control of the ministry.
■ It is financed hy annual appropriations from the treasury and its revenues are paid into the treasury.
■ It is subject to the same budget, accounting and audit controls as are applicable to the government departments.
■ The employees of the enterprise are government servants. They are headed by civil servant and Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers.