CAG important for ensuring transparency: Omar

Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir government would work with CAG for improving fiscal discipline.

Jammu: Underlining the importance of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) for proper management of resources and transparency in financial
spending, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said Jammu and Kashmir government would work with CAG for improving fiscal discipline.

"J&K government would work with the CAG institution for ensuring transparency in spending and improving the fiscal discipline. It is an important institution for proper
management of resources and transparency in financial spending", Omar said while addressing the valedictory function of 150th anniversary celebrations of CAG here.

"Functioning of CAG has become important topic for discussion in every household at present and headlines about it carried by newspapers do come to the people at their tables in the morning along with breakfast", he said asserting that the significance of this institution has remained equally vital in the past, it is vital at present and will remain same in the future.

"Perhaps yours` is the oldest institution which has survived all weathers and contributed positively. We cannot do without you. CAG has existed, does exist and will exist", Omar told the CAG officials.
PTI

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