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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

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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