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.
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".
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.