Friday, 7 October, 2022
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Topic: CAG

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

On Camera

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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