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  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG 5 days ago

    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...
  • Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG 5 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Security lapses, mismanagement in Gujarat jails: CAG 6 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in the Legislature has indicated security lapses and mismanagement by the jail staff in the Gujarat prisons. According to the CAG report on 'General and Social Sector' for the year ended in March 31, 2013 lapses in security led to excavation of...
  • CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN-32 transport planes July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Air Force was on Friday chided by CAG for an "avoidable expenditure" of Rs 227 crore modernisation programme of its 105 Soviet-origin An-32 transport aircraft and the grounding of over 50 per cent of the fleet due to delay in creating upgrade facilities. In its report tabled in...
  • CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft. The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the India-Israel joint venture project...
  • CAG report detects inflated enrolment in Bihar schools July 16, 2014

    A CAG report has revealed that the number of children enrolled in schools in four Bihar districts were inflated by the education department and surpassed the child population of the area. The report for 2012-13 tabled in Bihar assembly said 'test-check' of records of four district programme officers (DPOs) revealed that...
  • SSA envisaged to achieve universal elementary education programme is lagging in Bihar: CAG July 15, 2014

    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) envisaged to achieve universal elementary education programme is lagging in Bihar with 1,896 eligible habitations yet to see schools, a latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said. It also said Bihar could not avail the benefit of Central assistance and state share to the tune...
  • West Bengal without forest policy and eco-tourism strategy: CAG July 15, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal does not have a forest policy or an eco-tourism strategy to meet the objectives set in the National Forest Policy, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out in its latest report. In 2006, the National Forest Commission had recommended that each state should have its own forest...
  • Delhi: AAP demands action against former CM Sheila Dikshit July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping its ante against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the AAP on Monday demanded strict action against her in connection with the Rs 3,000 crore unauthorised colonies scam. "The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), now with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, corroborates the findings...
  • Discoms trying to scuttle CAG audit: AAP July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday alleged that the private power distribution companies were trying to scuttle the audit of their accounts by the CAG and warned that the party would protest any further rise in electricity tariff in the national Capital. The AAP also demanded that the Centre...
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's share...
  • CAG report: BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    Lucknow: BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's...
  • UP Congress seeks probe into Mahakumbh mismanagement July 3, 2014

    Calling for a high-level inquiry into the revelations made in the CAG report on the Mahakumbh held in Allahabad last year, the Congress on Thursday demanded stern action against those found responsible for the mismanagement. "The manner in which central funds for the Mahakumbh were spent on things other than mela...
  • Uproar in Uttar Pradesh Assembly over CAG reports July 3, 2014

    BJP and Congress MLAs on Thursday created an uproar in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly demanding a debate on CAG reports about last year's Mahakumbh Mela and construction of memorials during the previous BSP regime. Raising the matter through separate adjournment notices, BJP and Congress said the reports, which were tabled in...
  • Odisha: Congress, BJP demand CBI probe after CAG detects irregularity June 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming it as a "Mega Scam", Opposition Congress and BJP in Odisha on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged undue favour to certain industrial houses which availed loan from banks by mortgaging government lands allotted to them on lease for setting up industries. The opposition parties' demand came...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 17, 2014

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  • News 360: Centre steps in to control prices, imposes minimum export price on onions June 17, 2014

    With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a five-month high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. ...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report June 17, 2014

    Panaji: After the recent controversy over Goa ministers being sent on a study tour to Brazil for the World Cup, CNN-IBN has now learnt that several ministers in the Goa government have been globe trotting in the name of study tours and striking trade deals. But not much has been...
  • No relief for discoms; Delhi HC defers hearing on CAG audit May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday deferred the hearing on the plea by three private discoms to stay the city government's decision asking the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to audit their accounts. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw fixed July 22...
  • Ex-CAG Vinod Rai begins audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple May 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former CAG Vinod Rai, who was asked by the Supreme Court to undertake the audit of the properties, assets and accounts of the past 25 years of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, began his preliminary work from Monday. Last month, an apex court bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice AK...
  • Discoms not cooperating with CAG in auditing: Delhi government to HC May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Contrary to the claims of three private discoms, the Delhi government on Monday told the high court that these firms have not been cooperating with the Comptroller and Auditor General in auditing of their accounts. "None of the discoms has so far given all the requisite information/data sought by...
  • No right to sell coal from captive mines to third party: Centre May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry, which has put three mines on auction, has said that companies allocated coal blocks for a specified purpose will not have the right to market, sell or export the fuel to any third party. The development follows complaints with regard to alleged sale of coal by...
  • Coal scam: ED files laundering case against ex-MoS, Naveen Jindal May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped money laundering charges against former Minister of State in the Coal Ministry Dasari Narayana Rao and Congress MP Naveen Jindal in connection with its probe in the Coal blocks allocation case. The agency, which has registered an FIR under the Prevention of Money...
  • News 360: Congress moves EC against Modi for for violation of model code April 24, 2014

    Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. ...
  • Fight is against perception that big companies do deals with government: Montek April 20, 2014

    The biggest challenge on policy front is the fight against the perception that a small number of big corporations do cozy deals with the government, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia has said. He also said the new government after elections will get a considerable time during which whatever initiatives it wants to take will not...
  • SC ruling on telcos audit may apply to other areas: FICCI April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Stating that the Supreme Court's ruling to allow CAG to audit accounts of telecom firms may have 'much wider ramifications' and could be applied to other areas subsequently, FICCI on Friday said the episode raises serious questions on the sanctity of Indian contracts. The Supreme Court on Thursday...
  • Coal bidders concerned about many issues, IMG meet on Thursday April 16, 2014

    As the government initiated the process of auctioning coal blocks, bidders have raised concerns on several issues, including discrepancies in reserves in the biggest of the three mines put up for sale. Some issues are of serious nature, like whether a consortium can have more than four participating companies or not....
  • Delhi High Court asks power discoms to co-operate with CAG in audit March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the three power distribution companies in the national capital to comply with its orders and co-operate with Comptroller and Auditor General in its audit. This comes after the CAG had told the HC earlier this month that the power discoms were...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file chargesheet in Supreme Court on Monday March 9, 2014

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing chargesheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a chargesheet was likely to be filed...
  • Delhi discoms not cooperating with audit: CAG tells High Court March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the three power distribution companies were not co-operating in auditing. CAG told the HC that the three power discoms were not providing documents for carrying out their audit. It submitted before a bench of Acting Chief...