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Defence Chief Negates CAG Report On Shortage And Use Of Sub-Standard High-Altitude Clothing

New Delhi: As India rushes to procure winter clothing for thousands of troops positioned along the disputed India and China border, the army headquarters has contradicted the government’s auditor findings about alleged shortage and use of sub-standard snow goggles, multipurpose boots and other high-altitude clothing and equipment essential in reserves for troops posted in areas […]

Former J&K Lt Governor GC Murmu Sworn In As Comptroller And Auditor General

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu was sworn in on Saturday as the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Murmu made and subscribed to the oath of office before President Ram Nath Kovind, it said in a statement. At a ceremony held in the Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan, […]

CAG Finds Gaps In Levying Anti-Dumping Duties, Export Promotion Schemes

New Delhi: National auditor CAG has found several cases of non-compliance and escaping of anti-dumping duties besides gaps in export promotion schemes such as the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) resulting in revenue loss to the exchequer in the financial year 2017-18. While several instances of short-levying or no-levying of anti-dumping duties amounting to Rs […]

Article 35A inserted by Presidential Order, can be struck down

New Delhi: Even as the new BJP government explores all options to bring an end to the brutal cage match taking place in Kashmir, with the setting up of a Delimitation Commission as one of the prongs available on the table to correct the regional disparity, it is actively taking a view on the contentious Article […]

BJP demands CAG audit of Ama Gaon Ama Vikash, Biju Yuva Vahini schemes

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha BJP legislators on Tuesday visited the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and demanded an independent audit of money being used in the State government’s Biju Yuva Vahini and Ama Gaon Ama Vikash programmes. The team reportedly submitted a memorandum to the CAG alleging that government’s money is being used for […]

2G scam: Final judgment on December 21

New Delhi: The much-awaited judgment in the alleged multi-thousand crore rupees 2G spectrum scandal will be delivered by a special court here on December 21. Special Judge OP Saini, who has been hearing two separate cases related to 2G spectrum allocation, said, “I have perused the files (related to the case) and will pronounce judgment […]

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG

New Delhi: Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi will take over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tomorrow succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma, officials said today. Mehrishi, 62, would be administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow, they said. His appointment has been cleared by the government, the […]

Odisha ministers, officials misused chopper meant for anti-Maoist missions: CAG

Bhubaneswar: A helicopter hired for carrying out anti-Maoist operations in Odisha was misused by Ministers and various officials, said government auditor the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The CAG report said the helicopter was used by various officials and ministers for surveillance and monitoring which was not allowed under Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme […]

CAG raps Odisha for not reviewing neo-natal deaths

Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report has pulled up the Odisha government for failing to conduct review meetings at government medical colleges and hospitals to identify the cause of neonatal deaths in Odisha in the last three years. As per the report tabled in the Odisha Assembly on Saturday, though the […]

CAG urges Railways to improve parcel service

New Delhi: Highlighting the lapses in parcel services, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has urged the Railways to improve the quality of services being provided so as to minimise complaints from customers. The CAG in its report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday, said the Indian Railways should recognise the need […]

Land record digitisation scam in Odisha: Govt hand in glove with firm

Bhubaneswar: At a time when people are being motivated to go for online registration of their land records following the ‘Digital India’ campaign, it is surprising to see government show undue favours to a private company leading to losses of revenue worth crores of rupees and irregularities. The state government selected Infrastructure Leasing & Financial […]

Paddy Procurement: The Perennial Scam

By Sandeep Sahu Scams may come and scams may go, but there is one scam that goes on forever in Odisha: the scam in paddy procurement. It has got to a stage where irregularities (read pilferage) of huge sums of money running into hundreds of crores by the well-entrenched miller-supply official-politician nexus every single year […]

BJP demands CBI probe into ‘faulty’ paddy procurement

Bargarh: A day after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report picked up loopholes in paddy procurement by Odisha government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded a CBI probe into the matter in Bargarh on Tuesday. Blaming the State government for its ‘anti-farmer’ policy, the saffron party said the government must pay the farmers their […]

Violation of rules deprives farmers of loan, assistance: CAG

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report on the performance of the Odisha government in the financial sector for the year 2015 which was tabled in the State Assembly on Monday, has found gross violation of rules in the disbursal of agriculture loans and assistance to drought-hit farmers of the state

CAG pulls up Delhi on social schemes implementation

New Delhi: There were various irregularities on the part of Delhi government in implementing social social welfare schemes, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointed out in its latest report. Poor performance of mid-day meal scheme and failure to obtain fund utilisation certificates from various institutions were the chief issues raised by the government auditor […]

CAG pulls up govt for 'improper' financial management

Pulling up the Odisha government for delay in incorporating disaster management into the development planning process, CAG has said there was "improper" financial management as Rs 29.46 crore was sanctioned for disaster preparedness in violation of norms

Rai attacks Manmohan; says Cong leaders brought pressure

Former CAG Vinod Rai has come out with a stinging criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keep the PM's name out of audit reports

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Need to strengthen institutions like CAG, CVC: Sushma Swaraj

Taking a dig at government's contention of blaming vigilance and investigating agencies for policy paralysis, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said though their vigour does not suit the ruling class many a time, institutions like CAG and CVC should be strengthened in a healthy democracy