COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

  • Coal scam: CBI to file first chargesheet in Supreme Court on Monday March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be filing its first chargesheet in the coal scam in the Supreme Court on Monday. It will also submitting a status report informing the Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe. The Supreme Court had asked the CBI, during...
  • 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...
  • Government invites bids for coal blocks February 26, 2014

    The government has for the first time invited bids for the auction of captive coal blocks, the coal ministry said on Wednesday. "The government has initiated auction of coal blocks by inviting applications for the first time for allocating coal blocks through competitive bidding for specified end-uses," the ministry said here...
  • Delhi: After discoms, Kejriwal orders CAG audit of BRT operator January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday ordered an audit into finances of Delhi Integrated MultiModal Transit System (DIMTS), which operates infrastructure projects including the controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in the city. "The government in its endeavour for transparent functioning has decided to seek an audit by the comptroller...
  • CAG officials visit three private power distribution firms January 20, 2014

    Officials from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Monday visited the three private power distribution companies in the city, nearly three weeks after the Delhi government ordered scrutiny of their finances by the auditor. The government on January 1 announced its decision to recommend CAG audit of the finances of...
  • AgustaWestland case: CBI studying CAG report August 13, 2013

    CBI is studying the CAG report of on AgustaWestland helicopter deal tabled in Parliament on Tuesday and might file new cases if it detects any aspect of criminality in it. Agency sources said although the mandate of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and CBI are completely different the probe agency...
  • Cost of AgustaWestland chopper deal was unreasonably high: CAG August 13, 2013

    The CAG on Tuesday slammed the Defence Ministry and Air Force for "several instances" of deviation from rules in the procurement of VVIP choppers in the Rs 3,727 crore AgustaWestland deal. In its report tabled in Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General also questioned the decision of the then IAF chief...
  • CAG Shashi Kant Sharma has 'unblemished' records: Centre to HC August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma has an "unblemished record" as a civil servant and his appointment to the post has been made as per the practice being adopted in past. "He (CAG) is having...
  • Delhi court to hear PILs challenging SK Sharma's appointment as CAG August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear two PILs challenging the appointment of former Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The PILs stated that the many deals were signed by him during his tenure as Defence Secretary are under CAG...
  • Capacity building and planning is critical to MGNREGA: CAG July 28, 2013

    Capacity building and planning are critical to the successful implementation of schemes under MGNREGA, the flagship programme of the Centre in providing 100 days guaranteed employment. However, delay in formulation of rules, constitution of State Employment Guarantee Council and inadequacy of manpower affected capacity building for proper implementation of the scheme...
  • SC to hear PIL against SK Sharma's appointment as CAG July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Monday will hear a PIL seeking to quash Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the grounds of conflict of interest. Sharma on May 23 was sworn in as CAG by President Pranab Mukherjee in the Rashtrapati Bhavan...
  • Coalgate loss figure was far too conservative: exCAG June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai spoke to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar, in his first TV interview two, on two reports that attracted great public interest 2G and Coalgate report. Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate and the first television interview with the former...
  • IFCI CEO Atul Kumar Rai quits following pressure from the government May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Atul Kumar Rai, the CEO and Managing Director of stateowned financial institution IFCI, has been forced to quit just days after his close associate and former CAG Vinod Rai demitted office. Atul Rai put in his papers on Thursday reportedly following pressure from the government. Officials in the...
  • Report on Coalgate was based on facts: Vinod Rai May 30, 2013

    The former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, who recently demitted office, has said that the CAG's report on coal allocation was based on facts. He said it was a conservative estimate and the real loss figure could be much higher. ...
  • Method of calculating 2G loss was endorsed by other countries: exCAG May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has dismissed the criticism of the 2G loss report. In his first TV interview after retirement, he told Karan Thapar that the CAG's coalgate report is based on facts. He said the CAG has been conservative in calculating the coalgate losses...
  • PIL filed in SC challenging Shashi Kant Sharma's appointment as CAG May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of the new Comptroller and Auditor General. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma is set to take charge as the new CAG and his appointment is already being questioned by the Opposition, which calls it...
  • BJP targets UPA government over appointment of new CAG May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday targeted the UPA government over appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and said there was "institutional conflict of interest" as he will be auditing defence deals which were finalised during his term as defence secretary. Bharatiya Janata...
  • The Last Word: Has Vinod Rai transformed the CAG office? May 22, 2013

    Wednesday was Vinod Rai's last day as Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ...
  • Appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG is conflict of interest: BJP May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the UPA hopes to put controversies and scams behind it on the completion of its 4 years in power, the government may be looking at another row, this one over the selection of the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma...
  • CAG Vinod Rai, who took on the UPA with 2G, coal scam reports, retires today May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Vinod Rai's tenure as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ends on Wednesday. Rai's five years in office are seen as controversial given the CAG reports on the coal scam and the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will take charge as the new...
  • CAG report is not the final word on any issue: SC May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: CAG report commands respect and cannot be brushed aside but it cannot be the final word on an issue, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while noting that the auditor's findings cannot be gospel truth as it is subject to scrutiny by Parliament. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan...
  • CAG report on MNREGA confirms the rot is widespread April 23, 2013

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has tabled its report on the Rural Employment Guarantee Act or NREGA, as it was utilised across India. CNNIBN has accessed the report which says only 30 per cent of 129 lakh works worth over Rs 1.26 lakh crore approved in 14 states were...
  • CAG has done performance, not financial audit on NREGA: Jairam April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Downplaying CAG's report on the Rural Employment Guarantee Act or NREGA, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said that it is a performance and not a financial audit. Ramesh said, "It is CAG's job to find shortcomings and if they don't show, it means they are not doing their job."...
  • CAG report on NREGA reveals poor implementation April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has tabled its report on the Rural Employment Guarantee Act or NREGA, as it was utilised across India. CNNIBN has accessed the report which says only 30 per cent of 129 lakh works worth over Rs 1.26 lakh crore approved in 14...
  • CAG indicts Maha govt over delayed irrigation projects April 18, 2013

    Mumbai: The CAG report on irrigation projects was tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday. The CAG slammed the Maharashtra government over incomplete irrigation projects, saying it has led to cost overruns of around Rs 27,000 crore in a finding that could raise questions on the role of NCP and...
  • Govt will soon decide on new CAG: Narayanasamy April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will "soon" decide on the new CAG and would take a call whether to make it a threemember body at an "appropriate time", Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy has said. "It (name of CAG) will happen soon. The Finance Minister will recommend a...
  • Gujarat PSUs gave undue benefits to business houses: CAG April 2, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said governmentowned firms in Gujarat granted "undue benefit" to big industrial houses, which resulted in revenue losses worth crores of rupees to the state exchequer. The CAG report, for the year ended March 31, 2012, was tabled on Tuesday in the Gujarat...
  • Cong hits back at CAG, calls Vinod Rai's speech unfortunate February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday hit back at Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai after he blamed the government of crony capitalism during a speech at Harvard. Reacting to Rai's speech, Digvijaya said, "If not an accountant, what does he want to be? The Prime...
  • Govt should support enterprise, not entrepreneurs: CAG February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In a hardhitting speech, the Comptroller and Auditor General, Vinod Rai, has defended his role. Rai has said that the role of the public auditor cannot be confined only to placing reports in Parliament. During a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School of government, Rai spoke on the...
  • Critical shortage of doctors in defence hospitals: CAG December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The medical arm of the defence services on Friday came in for criticism by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) over "critical shortage" of medical officers which is likely to impact patient care. "There was an overall shortage of 12 per cent medical officers in the hospitals under the...