The Centre on Monday conceded in the Supreme Court that there were no standard uniform procedures devised to regulate aspects of functioning of museums across India and it has started reforms, including the digitization process, for having computerised database for it.
A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Wednesday said Bihar government suffered a revenue loss of Rs 1,403.8 crore in 2013-14 due to various reasons including under-assessment and non-levy or short levy of taxes.
The lack of proper coordination and disaster management plan on the part of railways resulted in the stampede at Allahabad station during last year's Maha Kumbh Mela in which 37 persons were killed, the CAG has said.
In light of the latest CAG report which has made stern remarks about the Gujarat government's performance in some areas, the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called for more powers for the government auditor so that it does not "end up as a toothless tiger".
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has debunked as "unreliable" the information provided by the Gujarat government on availability of toilet facility and of drinking water at primary schools in rural areas, saying the data needs to be "investigated" as it concerns implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government today asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes".
Retired CAG Vinod Rai has welcomed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to write memoirs, saying the nation needs to know what exactly transpired during his tenure and felt that people holding high offices should pen their experiences.
Supreme Court quashed allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks alloted to various companies since 1993 terming it as "fatally flawed" and allowed the Centre to take over operation of 42 such blocks which are functional.
Having created a flutter in political space -- first with his audit reports and now with a tell-all book, former CAG Vinod Rai says he does not want to enter electoral politics but would remain in "public space".
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Monday slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for remarks that the MP had asked the former chief auditor to drop Manmohan Singh's name from 2G report.
After ex-Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book questioned Manmohan Singh's integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime, the latter refused to comment when posed with a question on Rai's charges.
New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said had the previous UPA government taken appropriate decisions at appropriate time, "much of the mess" created by 2G spectrum allocation would have been avoided.
After the disclosure by former CAG Vinod Rai on 2G and coal block allocation scams, BJP on Friday trained its guns on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress leadership accusing them of "looting" the country through various scams, and demanded a reply from them.