2G scam: How the CBI arrived at the figure Rs 30,000 crore

The loss in the 2G spectrum scam was Rs 30,000 crore as per the findings of the CBI. The CAG had initially pegged the loss at Rs 1.76 lakh crore and the government of the day was stating a zero loss figure in a bid to counter the CAG.

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Subramanian Swamy seeks re-examination of Aircel-Maxis report by CAG

subraBJP leader Subramanian Swamy while expressing concern over the non-tabling of the CAG Aircel-Maxis report asked the new Comptroller and Auditor General, Rajiv Mehrishi, for its re-examination by a special team.

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Reliability of Rs 3,610 crore Akash missile questioned by CAG

akash1Questions have been raised over the reliability of the Akash missile in a latest report tabled by the Comptroller and Auditor General. Raising questions over the reliability of an indigenously developed surface to air missile which was inducted by the Indian Air Force, the report revealed that a third of the missile tests had failed.

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With half sanctioned strength and obsolete weapons, UP police is a mess

up-police-1aObsolete weapons, half the manpower and outdated communication technology is how the Comptroller and Auditor General has described the Uttar Pradesh police. The CAG report titled ‘Performance Audit of Modernisation and Strengthening of Police Forces’ also said that forensic science labs in the state were ill-equipped to handle increasing number of requests for examination of samples for investigation.

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Former CAG Vinod Rai to head BCCI, rules Supreme Court

vinod-rai-759New Delhi, Jan 30: The Supreme Court on Monday (January 30) appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Vinod Rai to head the Borad of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

SC asks if Centre could extend Lodha panel reforms to other sports bodies Ramachandra Guha, Diana Edulji and Vikram Limaye are also part of the team, the apex court said in its ruling.

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Demonetisation has had no impact on political party funding, say experts

New Delhi, Jan 30: There is a nexus between the bureaucracy and politicians where recovering election expenditure is concerned said former chief election commissioner, Dr SY Qureshi. He was speaking at a discussion organised by the Association for Democratic Reforms on Effects of Demonetisation on Political Financing and Black Money.

 Dr Qureshi noted that political parties could not agree on expenditure limits or the rationalisation of expenditure limits. He recommended state funding of political parties be based on their performance, instead of state funding of elections. He proposed that in such a model regular CAG audits would be conducted and there will be a total ban on any private donations.

CAG seeks report on Manish Sisodia’s foreign jaunts

New Delhi, Jan 28: The Comptroller and Auditor General’s office has sought details on the foreign trips made by ministers and officials who are part of the Delhi government. The CAG’s office has sought details on the purpose of the visit and also how fruitful they were in terms of development and governance.

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CAG had slammed army for poor-quality food, presence of cartels

armyfoodBSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav opened the Pandora’s box when he said that the soldiers were given sub-standard food. “Do you expect us stand along the border the entire day after eating the kind of food we get,” he asked in a Facebook video that has gone viral.

There is an investigation on to ascertain the claims he has made. In this context, let us re-visit the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General in which the army was slammed for the poor quality of food supplies to troops deployed in the operational areas of Jammu and Kashmir and North East.

Why Intelligence Bureau under CAG audit control can never be accepted

New Delhi, Feb 27: The Supreme Court recently ruled that Intelligence agencies cannot be accountable to the CAG.
The Supreme Court’s order was in the right direction and an audit control of the CAG cannot be accepted since these agencies work secretly to further national security says V Balachandran former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.

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Why the IB and R&AW should be kept away from audit

ibindiaNew Delhi, Feb 24: Officers in the Research and Analysis Wing and the Intelligence Bureau have welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court which stated the two agencies and the National Technical Research Organisation cannot be made accountable to the Parliament for their actions and expenditures.
“We are thankful that the Supreme Court issued such a ruling,” an officer with the IB told OneIndia. A plea had been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a directive to bring these agencies under the oversight of the Parliament and the CAG.

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