The main features of Departmental enterprises are as follows:
The financial support these undertakings come directly from the Government
Treasury and are an annual appropriation from the Government's budged. The revenue earned by these enterprises houses is also paid into the treasury;
They are subject to audit and accounting controls pertinent to other Government activities;
The employees of the undertaking are considered as Government servants whose recruitment and terms of service are similar to that of other employees who are directly under the Government. They are headed by officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and civil servants who are moved from one ministry to the other;
It is generally thought to be a major subcategory of the Government department and is under the direct control of the ministry;
They are answerable to the ministry as their management falls directly under the respective ministry.
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