Comptroller and Auditor General

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Monday.

Sep 25, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

States not spending money meant for urban homeless shelters: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday favoured an audit of government funds meant for providing shelters to the urban homeless, saying the money was not being spent by the states and the homeless people remained the sufferers.

Sep 13, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
CAG report flagging ammunition shortage factually wrong: Defence Minister

CAG report flagging ammunition shortage factually wrong: Defence Minister

A recent CAG report had stated that the defence forces had ammunition that could last for 20 days in the event of a war.

Sep 10, 2017, 23:10 PM IST
Former union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG

Former union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG

Rajiv Mehrishi is a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer.

Aug 31, 2017, 21:12 PM IST

25% funds meant for disaster mitigation in J&K diverted to ineligible works: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has raised questions over the distribution of relief and assistance to the 2014-flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, while portraying a dismal picture of disaster management in the state.

Aug 08, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

J&K records Rs 4,650 crore deficit in power tariff collection: CAG

The Jammu and Kashmir government has recorded Rs 4,650 crore deficit in collection of power tariff during the year 2015-16, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

Leakage of oxygen reason behind Sindurakshak explosion: CAG

Indian Navy's frontline submarine INS Sindurakshak had exploded in 2013 in Mumbai due to leakage of oxygen from a torpedo, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in a report on Friday, revealing the reasons causing the major accident.

Jul 21, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

Non-performing PSUs bleeding Uttar Pradesh's coffers dry

A report by the country's top audit body, tabled in the just-concluded session of the Assembly, shows tardy performance of the state's PSUs.

May 22, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Samajwadi Party govt spent Rs 15 crore to give Rs 20 crore unemployment dole: CAG

Samajwadi Party govt spent Rs 15 crore to give Rs 20 crore unemployment dole: CAG

The allowance scheme was initially started by the Samajwadi Party government of 2003-2007 under Mulayam Singh Yadav.

May 19, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Vyapam scam: Congress leader urges PM Narendra Modi to remove MP CM Shivraj

Leader of the Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh, on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister in the wake of the CAG observations about the Vyapam scam.

Mar 27, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

AAP govt used Rs 29 crore in ads outside Delhi: CAG report

In its first year, the Aam Aadmi Party government spent Rs 29 crore in releasing advertisements outside Delhi which was "beyond" its responsibility, a CAG report has found.

Mar 10, 2017, 17:10 PM IST

SC for CAG audit of expenses incurred on inmates by states

There is a "huge discrepancy" in expenses incurred on jail inmates by various states, the Supreme Court has said and asked the Home Ministry to come out with a scheme to audit spendings by prisons with CAG's assistance.

Feb 22, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
'So what!' says ex-CAG Vinod Rai on civil servants using taxpayers' money to fund private trips

'So what!' says ex-CAG Vinod Rai on civil servants using taxpayers' money to fund private trips

Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai, under whose watch the auditing body had reported on the 2G spectrum and coal blocks allocation irregularities, has defended private trips by government officials at taxpayers' expense.

Aug 17, 2016, 14:43 PM IST
769 gold pots worth Rs 186 crore missing from Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

769 gold pots worth Rs 186 crore missing from Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

The Vinod Rai committee special audit report on Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala pointed out that corruption is going on in the temple administration.

Aug 16, 2016, 09:00 AM IST

CAG slams Indian High Commission in London for 'arbitrary' visa fee

The Indian High Commission in London had allegedly allowed a service provider to levy a fee at an "arbitrary rate" in handling fast track business visas resulting undue benefit of Rs 10 crore to the private entity, said government auditor CAG.

Aug 02, 2016, 18:28 PM IST

Skilling of ex-servicemen lags badly: CAG

 The government might have launched a Skill India mission with much fanfare but a defence ministry scheme to train ex-servicemen for a second career has failed to fulfill its objectives with no new initiatives introduced in the last 10 years, an audit report says.

Aug 02, 2016, 13:34 PM IST

CAG points out flaws in mid-day meal implementation in Chhattisgarh

The mid-day meal scheme was launched on August 15, 1995, by the Centre with an aim to boost universalisation of primary education by increasing enrolment, retention and attendance.

Apr 01, 2016, 10:54 AM IST

Exaggeration of figures in Mid Day Meal scheme: CAG

There is an "institutionalised exaggeration" of figures about children benefiting from Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme and irregularities like inflated costs and fudging of data prevail, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found.

Dec 18, 2015, 18:42 PM IST
ONGC suffered Rs 8,000 crore loss for poor rig management: CAG

ONGC suffered Rs 8,000 crore loss for poor rig management: CAG

In a report tabled in parliament, the CAG said ONGC`s non-productive time or idling time of rigs ranged between 19 and 23 percent over 2010-14.

Dec 09, 2015, 23:28 PM IST
HC to pronounce verdict on CAG audit of discoms Friday

HC to pronounce verdict on CAG audit of discoms Friday

The Delhi High Court will pronounce Friday its verdict on the pleas of three private power distribution companies which have challenged the AAP government's decision to get their accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

Oct 29, 2015, 21:32 PM IST