CAG report: Bihar government submitting vouchers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 20:52

Patna: After the raging controversy over the
CAG report that highlighted financial irregularities in
development schemes in Bihar, the Nitish Kumar government has
so far submitted vouchers pertaining to expenses worth Rs
2,056 crore, officials said.

"The drawing and disbursing officers have till today
furnished the vouchers of expenses worth Rs 2056 crore to the
office of the Accountant General," officials told agency.
The process for submitting the vouchers to account for
the expenses would continue, they said.

The CAG had highlighted financial irregularities of Rs
11,412 crore in development schemes in Bihar between 2002-03
and 2007-08.

The state government had on Friday asked the drawing and
disbursing officers (DDOs) to furnish the vouchers of expenses
between 2002-2003 and 2007-2008 by July 24 to the office of
Accountant General for audits.
Chief Secretary Anoop Mukherjee directed the DDOs to
start the exercise with the help of other officials
immediately and ensure that the Detailed Contingent (DC) bills
(vouchers) are submitted to the AG office by July 24, sources
said.

Mukherjee had also asked the principal secretaries of all
the departments, divisional commissioners, besides the
district magistrates to ensure that the DC bills were
submitted within the stipulated time, they said.

The CAG report said that during the financial years
between 2002-03 and 2007-2008, the government documents showed
irregularities worth Rs 11924.44 crore, which was withdrawn
from government treasuries against 50384 advance contingency
(AC) bills for execution of different welfare schemes.

But the CAG report revealed that only 3495 detailed
contingent (DC) bills worth Rs 511.90 crore had been
submitted by 44,000 drawing and disbursal officers across the
state and 46880 DC bills worth Rs 11,412.54 crore were
pending.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 20:52

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