PAC

  • 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...
  • Centre extends help to UP CM to ensure communal harmony in Saharanpur July 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Saharanpur: The Centre has stepped in to control the situation after violence in Saharanpur killed two people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the district. The Home Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also...
  • Rift within AAP, Yogendra says party falling prey to personality cult June 6, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party is imploding with its top leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav fighting it out. While Yadav targeted Kejriwal in a letter virtually accusing him of dictatorship, Kejriwal loyalist Manish Sisodiya hit back. After a crucial PAC meeting on Friday, the leadership said all issues will be...
  • AAP plans mass drive against Kejriwal's arrest but dissent grows too May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Dissent within Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore as the party's footsoldiers questioned the leadership over the debacle in the Lok Sabha election and demanded dissolution of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), even as party leaders tried to pacify them. At a meeting organised to discuss...
  • Kejriwal resigns as Delhi CM, meets party leaders at his residence February 15, 2014

    A day after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the Delhi Chief Minister, the Aam Aadmi Party national convener is meeting other party leaders and supporters at his residence on Saturday. Meanwhile, the party's Political Affairs Committee will also meet in the morning. ...
  • Finance Ministry disagrees with PAC's views on interest on tax refund February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Disagreeing with the observations of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Finance Ministry on Saturday said it has followed standard practice and has not violated any Constitutional provision by not showing interest on tax refund as separate expenditure in the Budget. "Government of India has been of the view that...
  • AAP PAC meets amidst rising clamour for Somnath Bharti's dismissal January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With the pressure mounting on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party, the outfit's Political Affairs Committee is meeting to take a decision on Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is under the scanner for the infamous raid at Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar. The AAP PAC meet...
  • PAC constable abducted December 28, 2013

    A PAC constable, posted on security duty at the disputed site in Ayodhya, had been kidnapped and his abductors had demanded a ransom of Rs one lakh, police said on Saturday. Constable Suresh Kumar, who was on leave since December 25, was abducted at Pratapgarh, his home town, they said. Constable's daughter...
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition December 6, 2013

    A threetier security cordon was on Thursday thrown around this town and all its entry points were sealed to maintain peace on the eve of 21st anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition as Muslim organisations decided to observe "black day" and Hindu outfits a "day of victory". Around 10,000 personnel from state...
  • Bihar sets target to procure 30 lakh tonnes paddy December 4, 2013

    Bihar has set a target to procure 30 lakh tonnes of paddy this year at a minimum support price of Rs 1,310 per quintal for the ordinary produce, state Food Minister Shyam Rajak said on Wednesday. Primary agricultural credit societies (PACS) have been asked to purchase 23 lakh tonne and the...
  • Woman gangraped by policemen and their friends, four arrested August 31, 2013

    A woman hailing from Delhi, who had come to his property dealer friend's place in Sector-105 area in Noida, was allegedly gangraped by two policemen and their three friends, police said on Saturday. Four of the accused, including the two Provincial Arms Constabulary (PAC) personnel, have been arrested and the PAC...
  • Goa Police crime branch files FIR in illegal mining scam case August 20, 2013

    The Goa police Crime Branch has registered a First Information Report (FIR) in connection with the massive illegal mining scam which has been pegged to be around Rs 35,000 crore. "An FIR has been filed and now the investigation will follow," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Nilu Raut told...
  • 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...
  • Commonwealth Youth Games: PAC indicts Kalmadi April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Maharashtra Legislature has indicted former Indian Olympic Association president (IOA) Suresh Kalmadi for irregularities in organising the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008 at Pune and asked the state government to file a criminal case against him. The PAC report, which was tabled in the...
  • Disappointed over PM's refusal to depose before JPC: Yashwant April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who is a member of the JPC on 2G issue, on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stating he is "surprised and disappointed" over his refusal to depose before the panel. Sinha, who earlier written a letter to Singh asking that he should...
  • 2G: CBI chief quizzed by PAC over prosecutoraccused collusion February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Singh appeared before the Parliament Accounts Committee on Wednesday and was questioned about the CNNIBN story on alleged collusion between the agency's former prosecutor and a key accused in the 2G spectrum scam case. Even though the CBI has removed its prosecutor...
  • Congress in habit of denigrating institutions: BJP November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the Congress after former CAG official RP Singh did a volteface on his claims on the national auditor's 2G report, saying the ruling party is in the habit of damning and denigrating institutions whenever it stands embarrassed. "This has...
  • Former CAG official RP Singh blames Murli Manohar Joshi again November 25, 2012

    RP Singh has again shifted his stance on the 2G report suggesting it was PAC Chairman Manohar manohar Joshi who had interfered in the preparation of the report. ...
  • 'Member of PAC, not Joshi, influenced CAG's 2G report' November 25, 2012

    Former Director General of Audit, Post and Telecommunications, CAG, RP Singh on Saturday made a Uturn on his earlier claim that Public Accounts Committee Chairman and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had influenced the 2G report that indicted the government. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the exaudit officer said...
  • CAG 2G report row: BJP slams Sonia's remarks November 24, 2012

    The UPA has launched a counterattack on the CAG after one of its former officers claimed that the 2G loss figure was manipulated under the influence of PAC Chief and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi. ...
  • Manish Tewari dares CAG to join debate on audit process November 24, 2012

    The UPA has launched a counterattack on the CAG after a former auditor claimed the 2G loss figures were manipulated under guidance from PAC chief and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi. ...
  • Cong destroying democratic function of the country: MM Joshi November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A seemingly calm and composed Murli Manohar Joshi, senior BJP leader and PAC Chairman, on Friday demanded that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi apologise for her remark against his party over the latest row over the CAG's 2G report. Speaking to CNNIBN, Joshi said that he would quit PAC...
  • 2G report row: Sonia must apologise, says MM Joshi November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A seemingly calm and composed Murli Manohar Joshi, senior BJP leader and PAC Chairman, on Friday demanded that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi apologise for her remark against his party over the latest row over the CAG's 2G report. Speaking to CNNIBN, Joshi said that he would quit PAC if...
  • 2G report row: BJP stands exposed, says Sonia Gandhi November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi wasted no time in attacking the BJP after a CAG officer levelled charges against one of its prominent members saying that he influenced the agency's 2G report. Principal auditor RP Singh had alleged that BJP leader and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) MM...
  • Cong demand for probe against CAG absurd: MM Joshi November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader and PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi has hit back at the Congress after the latter said a probe must be ordered into the latest allegations to hit the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) over its 2G report. An exauditor of CAG, RP Singh said...
  • 2G report denial by exCAG officer: The big questions November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The man who authored the CAG's report on 2G spectrum has now said that it is not his report, that it merely carried his signature. Speaking to CNNIBN, exCAG audit officer RP Singh said that the audit was done without guidelines and was influenced by PAC Chairman Murli...
  • CAG's 2G report influenced by MM Joshi: Exaudit officer November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: CAG's exprincipal auditor RP Singh on Friday made startling revelations about the agency's 2G report saying that it was audited without guidelines and influenced by Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Singh further stated that the loss figure of Rs 1.76...
  • Centre allocated coal blocks without consulting states: PAC November 3, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Convenor Bhartuhari Mahtab on Saturday alleged coal blocks were allocated to different companies without consulting the states concerned. "The Centre allocated coal blocks arbitrarily without consulting the coalbearing states," Mahtab said after reviewing coal block allocations in Odisha. Mahtab, a BJD MP, claimed PAC came...
  • BJP ready for open debate with Congress on FDI: Joshi October 12, 2012

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday dared the Congress for an open debate on foreign direct investment (FDI). Interacting with the media here on the birth anniversary of Jai Prakash Narain, Joshi said a momentum of a JPlike movement of the 1970s against the Congress was...