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  • Delhi CM Kejriwal meets CAG to discuss status of scrutiny of discoms February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Comptroller and Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma and discussed the status of scrutiny of finances of the private power distribution companies by the auditor. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in its 49-day stint had ordered the audit of power...
  • CAG allegations, Air India controversy now 'dead and buried': Praful Patel February 21, 2015

    Panaji: NCP leader and former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Saturday said the controversy over his role in the downfall of national carrier Air India, as alleged by former CAG Vinod Rai, was now "dead and buried". "Why are we discussing all these useless things? Those people are...
  • CAG's stand vindicated on coal auction, says Nirmala Sitharaman February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The ongoing auctioning of coal blocks has vindicated CAG's criticism of the way the natural resources was allocated by the previous government, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. "Certainly the CAG's position has been vindicated but I am underlining the larger issue here...our position has...
  • Supreme Court dismisses petition against appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking to quash appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the grounds of conflict of interest. The plea stated that as country's auditor Sharma would be judging a number of defence deals that...
  • Over 5,000 Anganwadi schools in Gujarat lack toilets: CAG November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, notes that more than 5,000 Anganwadi centers in the state did not have toilets as of the last year. The BJP government tabled the audit report on local bodies for the year...
  • 2G scam: Manmohan Singh should have stepped down, apologised, says Chidambaram November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram admitted that the UPA government could have handled the 2G spectrum allocation case better. He added that former prime minister Manmohan Singh should have steeped down. "The CAG report on 2G and other issues," Chidambaram said, "clearly ...hurt the Congress party. I...
  • Indian artifacts reaching abroad: Supreme Court expresses concern November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court expressed concern over CAG's findings that Indian artifacts have reached foreign auction houses like Sotheby's and Christie's and said that it will later decide the scope of probe. A bench of justices J Chelameswar and S A Bobde shared its concern over the allegations in...
  • SC to hear petition seeking regulations to prevent politicians from overstaying in government quarters November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking regulations to prevent political leaders from overstaying in government accommodations. The Supreme Court had earlier issued a notice to the Centre after the former CAG raised the issue of former ministers and retired bureaucrats overstaying in government accommodations. The PIL challenges...
  • True spirit of my CAG speech not reflected: Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that media reports of his speech at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) conference did not accurately portray its spirit following criticism of his remarks that the official auditor should not "sensationalise" its findings. "News reports of my speech at the CAG...
  • News reports do not reflect spirit of my CAG meet speech: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over his remarks that official auditor should not "sensationalise" its audit findings, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said media did not accurately reflect the spirit of his speech at the CAG conference. "News reports of my speech at the CAG conference do not accurately reflect the spirit of...
  • Congress slams Arun Jaitley for remarks on CAG October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks that CAG should not sensationalise its report, saying it amounts to threatening the government auditor and wondered if the ruling dispensation feels it could be targeted on its reports like the UPA was. ...
  • Congress questions Arun Jaitley's comment advising CAG to not indulge in sensationalism October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has questioned Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's advice to the Comptroller and Auditor General not to sensationalise its work. Jaitley on Wednesday had asked the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines. "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a...
  • Jaitley asks CAG not to sensationalise its work to get into headlines October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines. "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a decision that has already been taken. Have the fair procedures been followed? He doesn't have to sensationalise. He...
  • CAG report on T-90 tanks goes to PAC sub-committee October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A CAG report which slammed the Defence Ministry for failing to install air conditioners in Russian-built T-90 tanks causing degradation has been referred to a sub-panel of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee for closer scrutiny. The PAC has decided to form three sub-committees this year, including on Defence, Direct...
  • MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Government October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government on Thursday 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."...
  • No decision on making CAG multi-member body: Finance Ministry October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: No decision has been taken on the suggestion of the UPA government-appointed Shunglu Committee to make CAG a multi-member body, the Finance Ministry has said. The high-level committee, headed by former CAG VK Shunglu, had in March 2011 written to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh suggesting changes in the...
  • Gujarat government avoids facing Assembly sessions: Shankersinh Vaghela September 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Reacting strongly to reports which claimed that the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly session would be for merely a single day, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela alleged on Wednesday that BJP-led government is running away rather than face the House proceedings. "As per their pre-planned strategy since 15...
  • Rural Water Supply schemes suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water: CAG September 23, 2014

    Puducherry: CAG on Tuesday slammed implementation of Rural Water Supply schemes implemented by the Puducherry government to provide safe and clean drinking water to rural population, saying it suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water and non-adoption of supply norms. The report for the year...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from exCAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • Relief for Robert Vadra, Delhi HC rejects plea seeking CBI probe into his land deals September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the land deals of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's soninlaw Robert Vadra. The plea was dismissed on the grounds that it had been dismissed by the Supreme Court earlier and that it was...
  • Congress files legal suit against exCAG Vinod Rai September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has sent legal notice to ex Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai after he targeted former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and questioned his integrity as the head of the Union Cabinet when major scams like 2G spectrum scam and Coalgate took place under his nose. Congress's...
  • Manmohan Singh refuses to comment on exCAG Vinod Rai's allegations September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh refused to comment on exComptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book which questioned his integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime. "I don't want to comment on what other people say", remarked Singh. They...
  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • Vinod Rai lashes out at Manmohan; says Congress leaders brought pressure September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former CAG Vinod Rai has come out with a stinging criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keen the PM's name out of audit...
  • Coal scam: CAG cuts gain figure from over Rs 10 lakh crore to Rs 1.85 lakh crore September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General has in its final report drastically reduced the alleged windfall gain figure from the coal blocks allocation scam. The massive figure now stands at Rs 1,85,591 crore as it saw a dramatic reduction of 80 per cent in the final report. The CAG said this...
  • Delhi HC stays CIC's order asking CAG to give information about auditing of Department of Space September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed an order of the Central Information Commission order asking the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to give various information about its audit with respect to "Hybrid Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting Service Agreement" with private firm DEVAS. Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd (DEVAS),...
  • Congress stands exposed, reveal who had pressurised CAG: BJP August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking the Congress over former CAG Vinod Rai's claims, BJP on Sunday said that the opposition party stood "exposed" and demanded that the identity of leaders who "approached him" to drop names of those involved in scams during the UPA regime be revealed. The ruling party said that Rai's...
  • Dr Manmohan Singh ran away from his responsibilities as PM, alleges exCAG Vinod Rai August 24, 2014

    b>New Delhi: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has targeted former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh over a slew of issues in his upcoming book 'Not just an Accountant'. Speaking about the book, Rai accused Dr Singh of "running from his responsibilities' during his tenure as the PM. After...
  • SC to pronounce verdict on coal block allocation on Monday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking quashing of coal blocks allocation during the previous UPA regime. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has examined the allegations about alleged irregularities in the allocation of around 194...
  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...