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Bihar: CAG highlights deficiencies in prison mgmt

The CAG has indicted Nitish Kumar govt for significant deficiencies in the management of prisons in Bihar.



Patna: The Comptroller and Auditor General of
India has indicted Nitish Kumar government for significant
deficiencies in the management of prisons in Bihar.

A performance audit of the management of prisons in the
state revealed many significant deficiencies including
instances of savings, non-production of 2604 prisoners by Beur
Central Jail of Patna in courts due to lack of transport and
escorts, besides overcrowding of prisons due to non-completion
of buildings and non-compliance of precautionary procedure,
Principal Accountant General (Bihar) Preman Dinaraj told
reporters quoting the CAG report for the period that ended on
March 31, 2010.

The CAG report said that a large of number of vacancies
existed at the functional level of security staff and
periodical inspects of the prisons were not carried out by IG
(Prisons) and concerned District Magistrates.

Excess expenditure of Rs 1.77 crore during 2005-07 and
2009-10 was not regularised and expenditure of Rs 184.41 crore
were not reconciled.

PTI

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