Rural devt works to come in CAG ambit: Ramesh

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said expenditure on Rural Development works would soon come under the ambit of CAG.

Ranchi: Union Rural Development Minister
Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said expenditure on Rural Development
works would soon come under the ambit of Comptroller and
Auditor General.

"Very soon we are meeting with the CAG to make an
`understanding` to bring expenditure of all rural works across
the country under CAG`s (domain)," Ramesh told reporters here.

There would be a special Accountant General for every
state which would audit the expenditure being incurred on
rural development works.
"This will put pressure on us and the state governments
as well (to implement the projects properly and
transparently)," he said replying to alleged leakage of funds
meant for MG-NREGA and rural road works.

Stating that his department`s concern was to put in place
a foolproof mechanism like audit and enforcing guidelines in
the rural development works, Ramesh, however, said it was the
state government which had to implement programmes through
transparency, accountability and quality control.