CAG takes ASI to task for avoidable expenditure of Rs 2.60 crore

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the Archaeological Survey of India for its failure to construct an Institute of Archaeology, saying its lackadaisical approach has cost an avoidable payment of over Rs 2.60 crore.

PUCL to seek President's intervention for an empowered CAG

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".

Rashid Alvi criticizes Jaitley's remarks on CAG

Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Wednesday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should not make fun of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which is a constitutional authority.

Stop shooting the messenger, address malice of scams: Vinod Rai to Congress

Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Vinod Rai launched his much-awaited book "Not Just an Accountant" at the India Habitat Centre here on Wednesday evening.

Exclusive: Former CAG Vinod Rai talks to Zee Media

Former CAG Vinod Rai talks to Zee Media about 2G and Coal block scam and Manmohan Singh's accountability in those issues

Praful Patel rubbishes Vinod Rai's claims

Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday night trashed claims made by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai that he had nudged Air India to go in for largescale purchase of aircraft.

CBI can't be as autonomous or independent as CAG: Vinod Rai

Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.

Goa causes cost overruns on Japan-funded sewerage project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have managed to get a promise of USD 35 billion Japanese investment for India but in Goa revelations by the federal auditor reveal how a sloppy state government squandered Rs 166.37 crore (USD 27 million) due to delays and poor implementation of a water and sewerage project funded by a Japanese government agency.

Faulty planning hits DoNer projects in Arunachal: CAG

Faulty planning process, non-release of funds to the executing agencies and inadequate monitoring has cost Arunachal Pradesh to a great extent in undertaking projects under Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) and North East Council (NEC) sponsored by the union DoNER ministry.

CAG pulls up Delhi govt for inadequate fire safety measures in hospitals

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Friday pulled up the Health Department of Delhi government for not having adequate fire safety arrangements in government hospitals across the national capital, besides other deficiencies.

CAG says Delhi govt depts responsible for loss of revenue

Pointing out irregularities and lack of financial transparency in a number of Delhi government departments, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) today said they have resulted in loss of crores of rupees in revenue.

Close 33 non-working PSUs: CAG tells Bihar

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has recommended 33 non-working public sector units (PSUs) in Bihar be closed down in view of their increasing liability on the state government.

418 bars closed but Kerala on a high

What if 418 bars in Kerala have not opened this fiscal -- liquor sales in the remaining 313 bars in the state have risen 95 percent compared to the same period of last year.

Financial irregularities of Rs 10,000 crore detected in Bihar: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General detected financial irregularities of over Rs 10,000 crore in Bihar government departments during the financial year 2012-13.

Congress MLAs walk out of UP Assembly over CAG reports

Congress MLAs staged a walkout from Uttar Pradesh Assembly over CAG reports pointing anomalies in the organisation of Mahakumbh Mela last year and construction of memorials in Lucknow and Noida during the previous BSP regime.

CAG punches holes in UP`s Maha Kumbh spend

In a major embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has punched many holes in the much-hyped 2013 Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.

CAG raps Odisha for giving forest lands for industry

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped Odisha for allotting forest land for industrial usage, violating the forest laws.

MMRDA awarded works sans availability of clear sites: CAG

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority awarded works without availability of clear sites, leading to their foreclosure, the Comptroller and Auditor General has said.

Rising power tariffs result of populist measures: Saurav Jha

Arvind Kejriwal’s 49 day government in Delhi may now be history, but the very real question of rising electricity prices faced by domestic and industrial consumers in India remains.

CAG, CVC accused of precipitating `policy paralysis` praised by President

Institutions like CAG and CVC may have drawn flak from the government which blamed them for policy paralysis but President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised these bodies and the Election Commission for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence.