Govt examining structural changes in CAG
New Delhi: Government is studying
international best practices for bringing structural changes
in the country's top audit authority Comptroller and Auditor
General (CAG) by making it a multi-member body.
"Any change in the present structure of CAG would require
an amendment to the Constitution and, therefore, any decision
with regard to changing its structure has to be examined very
"As per information furnished by the Ministry of Finance,
the international best practices especially in USA, UK,
Canada, etc. are being assessed regarding the structure of
apex audit body in those countries," Minister of State for
Personnel and Public Grievances V Narayanasamy told the Lok
Sabha today in a written reply.
CAG is at present a one-member body.
According to the Minister, the Government has got
suggestion from high-level Shunglu Committee, which examined
various irregularities in the conduct of Commonwealth
Games here, to make CAG a multi-member body.
"Government has received a suggestion from the high-level
committee for Commonwealth Games, 2010 for making the CAG a
multi-member body," Narayanasamy said.