Public Accounts Committee

  • Congress leaders named to head Parliament committees Yesterday

    New Delhi: Even as the decision over the Leader of Opposition still looms over the Congress, many Congress leaders will now chair a number of Parliament committees. KV Thomas will head the Public Accounts Committee while Kamal Nath will head the Parliament committee on Defence. Veerappa Moily will head the Parliament...
  • 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...
  • 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 ex-auditor of CAG, RP Singh said...
  • 2G report denial by ex-CAG 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 CNN-IBN, ex-CAG 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: Ex-audit officer November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: CAG's ex-principal 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 CNN-IBN, Singh further stated that the loss figure of Rs 1.76...
  • IMG to decide fate of 31 coal mines by October 20 October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks is likely to finalise its recommendations with regard to the 31 mines allocated to public sector firms by October 20. "Coal Secretary SK Srivastava has recently conveyed it to Public Accounts Committee that the recommendations of the IMG as far as...
  • Coalgate: Govt to place views before PAC by Sep 14 September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid furore over coal blocks allocation, the government will place its views before Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by September 14 on the observations made by CAG. "The Coal Ministry will submit its comments to the PAC on CAG's observations on coal blocks allocations by September 14," a top...
  • CAG reports: PAC to meet on August 24 August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet on August 24 to discuss the CAG report on coal, power and airport scams, Chairman and BJP member Murli Manohar Joshi said on Sunday. Joshi refused to speak on the reports. He further defended the CAG which had come under attack from the...
  • Joshi committee report is irrelevant now: Farooq June 28, 2011

    Bajalta: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the 2G scam probe report by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi as head of previous Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is now 'irrelevant' as a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has been constituted to look into the issue. "There is a JPC now looking into...
  • PAC meets, 2G spectrum scam on agenda April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) met here on Thursday with its Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi saying the report on 2G spectrum scam was on agenda and will be discussed on merit. "The report will be discussed on merit," Joshi told reporters here before the meeting. The attendance at the meeting...
  • Govt dismissive of PAC draft report April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Incensed by the leak of a draft report of Public Accounts Committee prepared by Chairman MM Joshi, the government on Wednesday was dismissive about it and targeted him, saying he was acting as a BJP member rather than the chief of the Parliamentary panel. The differences between the Congress...
  • Jaswant can't be removed as accounts panel chief: Pranab September 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh could not be removed as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament unless he was physically incapacitated. "So far as the rule is concerned, not only the chairman but also members of...
  • Won't quit parliamentary panel: Jaswant Singh September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: A combative Jaswant Singh on Tuesday said he would not quit as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, a day after the expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was told by his former party to quit the parliamentary post. Asked by reporters if he would oblige the BJP by...
  • BJP asks Jaswant to quit as House panel chief September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked its expelled leader Jaswant Singh to step down as Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman. The BJP is of the view that Jaswant was made PAC chairman in his capacity as a BJP leader and should step down now that he...