16. Fund of the Council.——
(1) The Council shall have its own Fund: and all sums which may, from time to time, be paid to it by the Central Government and all the receipts of the Council (including any sum which any State Government or any other authority or person may hand over to the Council) shall be credited to the Fund and all payments by the Council shall be made therefrom.
(2) All moneys belonging to the Fund shall be deposited in such banks or invested in such manner as may, subject to the approval of the Central Government, be decided by the Council.
(3) The Council may spend such sums as it thinks fit for performing its functions under this Act, and such sums shall be treated as expenditure payable out of the Fund of the Council.