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Railway ministry needs to be more ‘realistic’, says CAG on demand for supplementary grants

In a report tabled in Lok Sabha, CAG said excess expenditure against sanctioned estimates and expenditure without detailed estimates have been recorded by zonal railways administration.

CAG rebukes Andhra government over ‘gross financial mismanagement’

In State Finances Audit Report for March 2020 tabled in AP assembly Friday, CAG observed govt needs to estimate resources 'more realistically', manage expenditure 'judiciously'.

Assam govt yet to address Rs 2,15,286-crore ‘irregularities’ highlighted since 1994: CAG

CAG said the alleged irregularities were pointed out in 2,734 inspection reports issued between 1994-95 and 2018-19 covering 55 depts of Assam govt.

CAG pulls up Assam govt on Compassionate Family Pension scheme for defying legal principles

The Assam government has booked the entire expenditure of the CFP scheme under 'pension', violating budget and accounting rules applicable to any new scheme, the CAG said.

Congress demands probe into ‘financial irregularities’ under Centre’s BharatNet program

The party's spokesperson Pawan Khera said the CAG has pointed out huge payments were made to Common Service Centres under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

55 reports in 2015, 14 in 2020 — CAG output has ‘fallen’ over last few years

In the last decade, CAG’s peak output was seen in 2015 — a year after Modi govt took office. The agency’s defence audit reports fell from 8 in 2017 to 0 last year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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