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CAG pulls up Central Pollution Control Board

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 00:08

New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for creating and upgrading posts in violation of Finance Ministry orders, thus causing a financial loss of Rs 3.22 crore per annum.
The CAG report said repeated breach of delegation of powers by CPCB, an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), indicates the lack of control and monitoring by MoEF over the units under its administrative jurisdiction.

CPCB also violated guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel And Training (DoPT) for ad-hoc appointments and promotions in 35 cases, the report said.

"It is evident that CPCB, in the last 15 years, repeatedly violated instructions for creation and up-gradation of posts in various cadres. It created 127 posts and upgraded 47 posts without the approval of MoEF. MoEF unauthorisedly approved up-gradation of 16 posts in May, 2008 without the concurrence of MoF," the CAG report said.

According to the report, CPCB violation of norms through creation of posts without the approval of MoF were done between December 1994 to January 2009.

"62 posts were created in all in which two posts in group A were created, 40 in group B and 10 each in group C and D, causing an annual financial implication of Rs 146.66 lakhs," the report said.


First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 00:08
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