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CAG highlights failure of PDP-BJP govt in J&K in implementation of MGNREGA in 2016-17

In its report, the CAG said delays in submission of labour budgets led to the late release of funds by the Centre and delayed payment of wages.
Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Telecom accounts & finance service writes to PM, repeats call for merger of audit services 

The audit services of India have been seeking a merger to bolster efficiency, as well as to tackle what they describe as IAS hegemony over top posts.
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It’s IAS vs IA&AS as Murmu’s appointment as CAG upsets auditing service officers

The 1985-batch IAS officer’s appointment is being seen as only the latest instance of the cadre’s continued domination of the agency over the auditor officers.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu

GC Murmu takes oath as Comptroller and Auditor General after resigning as J&K Lt Governor

Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer (retired) of Gujarat cadre, will have a tenure up to November 20, 2024, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu

Former J&K L-G Girish Chandra Murmu appointed new Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Girish Chandra Murmu's appointment came a day after he resigned as the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi, who completes his term on 7 August.
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CAG pulls up Kerala DGP for ‘diverting’ police funds to build villas and buy luxury cars

The opposition UDF has demanded sacking of Kerala DGP Lokanath Behera and a judicial probe into the CAG allegations.
The Indian Army in Siachen

CAG pulls up Army as soldiers in Ladakh and Siachen face shortage of snow boots, goggles

In a report tabled in Parliament Monday, CAG has also questioned the govt for ‘inordinate delay’ in setting up of the Indian National Defence University.
Former CAG T.N. Chaturvedi

TN Chaturvedi, the CAG whose report on Bofors brought down Rajiv Gandhi govt 

The former IAS officer, who held various posts, including that of Karnataka governor, passed away Sunday night. He was 94.  
An Indian Oil Corp. employee loads LPG cylinders onto his vehicle in Cochin | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

CAG flags widespread irregularities in Modi govt’s marquee LPG scheme

CAG lists allocations to unintended beneficiaries, diversion of domestic cylinders for commercial use and bogus allocations to non-existent households among other issues.  

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.