PAC pulls up Fin Min for delay in reports
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Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 00:14
New Delhi: A Parliamentary committee on Thursday pulled up the Finance Ministry for delay in submitting action taken notes.

"The committee is perturbed to note that despite repeated assurance given year after year by the ministries and departments especially by the Ministry of Finance that necessary remedial measures would be taken to ensure timely submission of action taken notes, none of the defaulter ministries, barring railways and Defence, could furnish the reports in time," the Public Accounts Committee headed by BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi said in its report.

The committee, therefore, has asked the secretaries of respective ministries to take appropriate and urgent remedial and corrective measures to ensure that action taken notes on panel's recommendation are finalised and submitted invariably within the stipulated time limit.

There was a delay of four months and six days by the Finance Ministry in submitting the action taken notes on PAC recommendations, it said, adding that the Ministry was expected to act as a role model for submitting reports on time.

There are also delays by the Home Ministry, Labour and Employment Ministry, Urban Development Ministry and Postal Department in submitting action taken notes, it said.


First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011, 00:14

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