West Bengal’s delay in tabling reports miffs CAG | India News
West Bengal authorities isn’t alone, as CAG sources stated Tamil Nadu authorities too didn’t well timed desk a report on Chennai floods final yr.
The Trinamool Congress regime is learnt to have resorted to belated tabling of CAG experiences because it got here to energy in 2011, which had pushed the constitutionally empowered auditors to take up the intense challenge with West Bengal governor and Principal Secretary (finance) final November, sources in CAG workplace of West Bengal, advised ET.
Every of the 18 experiences submitted by the CAG officers in Kolkata to Governor Kesri Nath Tripathi and state finance division have been tabled within the Home not less than after a couple of yr’s delay.
The Governor, acknowledged CAG sources in Kolkata, was advised that audit experiences for intervals – 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 weren’t submitted in time within the legislative meeting and about pending ones. Now reportedly on account of egging by each the constitutional our bodies, the state authorities is believed to be tabling 5 audit experiences — similar to on states funds, basic and social sector and financial sector — within the legislative meeting on Wednesday, sources in officeof Accountant Normal, West Bengal, stayed. State chief secretary Malay Kumar De and finance secretary HK Dwivedi weren’t out there for remark.
These experiences for the interval of 2015-16 have been submitted to the state in January, February and March final yr. The federal government held these experiences although the legislative meeting has had 5 periods – from February to November in 2017, CAG sources identified.
RB Sinha, the CAG Director Normal Audit who retired in December 2016, stated it isn’t usually that inordinate delays happen . “I’ve heard West Bengal has been doing it. That is extremely unlucky. The essential intention of CAG is to make sure accountability of government in the direction of legislature in monetary issues,” he advised over telephone.