Comptroller and Auditor General

Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor GC Murmu appointed new Comptroller and Auditor General of India

He replaced Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as the CAG.

Aug 06, 2020, 23:13 PM IST

Indian Railways registers worst operating ratio in 10 years

An operating ratio of 98.44 per cent means the Railways spent Rs 98.44 to earn Rs 100. 

Dec 02, 2019, 23:53 PM IST

Narendra Modi emerges from Rafale in better shape than Rajiv Gandhi from Bofors

The Rafale deal is not close to as murky as the Bofors scam. But, questions remain.

Feb 15, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

CAG report on demonetisation to be ready before Budget Session

Apart from the audit report on demonetisation, the report on Goods and Services Tax is also due during the Budget Session.

Nov 19, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

Not just a 'perception problem', Rafale deal could set a bad precedent

Should not the logic that was applied to 2G spectrum and coal applied to defence offsets as well?

Sep 27, 2018, 12:47 PM IST

Everybody saw 2G scam when there was none: Special CBI judge

The CAG, in its report that created an uproar when the UPA was in power, had estimated that the 2G scam had caused an astronomical loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the state exchequer.

Dec 21, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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