AUDIT

  • Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 56 months: Vinod Rai September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months. Former CAG Vinod Rai, who has been tasked with a special audit of the temple's properties, also said...
  • Financial, administrative irregularities found in MP Professional Examination Board June 1, 2014

    Alleged financial and administrative irregularities, including unauthorised disposal of application forms, worth crores of rupees by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) have been pointed out in an audit report. The audit, which was conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Local Fund Audit office for 200708, found a difference of about...
  • SC orders audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple under former CAG's watch April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the audit of Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple under the supervision of former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai. The order came after the apex court appointed Amicus Curie and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian had made some startling revelations in...
  • Chhattisgarh to introduce vote verification system in LS polls March 31, 2014

    Electorate of Raipur Lok Sabha seat will be able to verify their votes with a new system attached to Electronic Voting Machines during the upcoming polls, an EC official said in Raipur on Monday. For the first time, a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system will be used in Chhattisgarh...
  • 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...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok Sabha...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok Sabha...
  • 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...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to the Delhi power crisis. The three Delhi discoms have now moved a larger bench of the High Court after an earlier bench refused to stay the CAG audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government into the accounts of the...
  • 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...
  • Delhi power companies will lose licence if they refuse audit: Jung January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has warned power distribution companies in Delhi to allow audit of their accounts or else their licences would be cancelled. Jung made the statement on Monday while addressing the Delhi Assembly. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already spoken to CAG about auditing the...
  • Auditing of Delhi power discoms to begin on Thursday: Kejriwal January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the power distribution companies, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the auditing of these discoms would commence on Thursday. During a press conference in the evening, Kejriwal informed, "Delhi government will start audit of power companies from tomorrow. This will take place...
  • Delhi discoms meet Power Ministry officials, say audit subjudice January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The power distribution companies in Delhi met Power Ministry officials on Wednesday and expressed their opposition to Arvind Kejriwal government's move to seek an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The power distribution companies reiterated that the matter of auditing was subjudice. "Since, the matter is subjudice,...
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  • News 360: AAP slashes power tariff, 50 pc cut for up to 400 units December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another of his...
  • AAP keeps its poll promise, cuts power tariff by 50 per cent in Delhi December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another...
  • CAG will audit power companies in Delhi: Kejriwal December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that Comptroller and Auditor General is willing to audit power distribution companies in Delhi. CAG sources said Kejriwal requested for audit of power companies from the last 11 years for which team will be deputed. The sources refuse to give a...
  • New Delhi voters can verify who they voted for in Dec 4 assembly election November 17, 2013

    On December 4, voters in the New Delhi assembly constituency will get to see, only briefly, paper slip with the serial number, name and symbol of the candidate they vote for. The Election Commission on Sunday announced the Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be introduced for the first time...
  • Election Commission agrees in principle to voting machines with printouts October 8, 2013

    The Election Commission on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was in principle ready to introduce voting machines which give a printed record to voters once they exercise their franchise. The election panel said it had placed an order for 20,000 machines with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) facility...
  • CAG's report on 2G spectrum is fool proof and best: Rai June 27, 2013

    Thrissur: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai on Wednesday said the audit report on 2G spectrum allocation was approved by a group of 12 CAGs from around the world, who described it as best. "CAG is the supreme audit agency in the country and its reports were being scrutinised...
  • Over 30 banks flouting prescribed guidelines: RBI audit report May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: India's banking system is not as strong as expected. An RBI report shows that over 30 banks have failed to follow or enforce various prescribed rules and guidelines. CNBCTV18 has accessed the report of the audits instigated by the RBI after the Cobrapost expose, which shows that 30 banks,...
  • Telecom operators to be charged for submitting false information March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom operators could face penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh for submitting false and incomplete information in the action taken report (ATR) regarding metering and billing system, Trai said on Monday. The regulator Trai on Monday issued Quality of Service (Code of Practice for Metering and Billing...
  • Meghalaya CM holds out promise of strong Lokayukta March 22, 2013

    Shillong: Meghalaya's Congress Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday assured his state that his government would soon pass a strong and effective Lokayukta Bill. Governor RS Mooshahary had withheld his assent to a controversial Meghalaya Lokayukta (ombudsman) Bill passed in the assembly by the previous Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government,...
  • Finmeccanica undergoes organisational changes February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica has carried out major organisational changes in the wake of the AgustaWestland scandal and the arrest of its Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Orsi. All aerospace and defence businesses are being restructured and internal audit activities are being centralised. A strengthened surveillance group...
  • Control your leaky office before sermonising, Digvijaya tells CAG November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after it was reported that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) pulled up the Oil Ministry over Reliance KGD6 audit report, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh hit out at CAG Vinod Rai, asking him to first control his own office. The senior Congress leader tweeted on...
  • No rules were violated: Army on defence audit report October 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A Defence Ministry audit report has raised questions on Army Commanders, on the issue of money being spent for urgent procurement. The audit has found 55 cases where procurements were made without consulting centralised agencies. The Army Commander of the Northern Command has the power to spend up...
  • Army Chief, top generals wasted crores: Defence Ministry audit October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: An internal audit report of the Defence Ministry has detected a loss of over Rs 100 crore in spendings by six Army commanders between 2009 and 2011, prompting Defence Minister AK Antony to order strict checks and balances on expenditure. The Army, however, contested the loss of Rs 100...
  • Govt to work with CAG to restore trust in institutions: FM October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday that he intended to work with CAG to erase the impression of adversaries in an attempt to restore trust and confidence in all institutions. Addressing a Comptroller and Auditor (CAG) conference in the national capital, Chidambaram said the official auditor and...
  • Can't measure govt actions in monetary terms only: CAG October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Under attack from the government, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai on Monday said the institution was aware that State actions cannot be measured solely in terms of money. "We are conscious that many of the actions of Government cannot be measured solely in terms of money. Social...
  • Scientology helped Tom Cruise audition for a wife September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Church of Scientology held secret auditions to find a girlfriend and future wife for actor Tom Cruise, a powerful and dedicated member of the faith. The revelation was made by Cruise's divorced wife Katie Holmes in an interview to the Vanity Fair magazine. Vanity Fair's special correspondent Maureen...