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'PAC powers go beyond CAG report'

delhi Updated: Mar 24, 2011 20:14 IST

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Parliament's Public Accounts Committee chairperson M M Joshi on Thursday indicated that overlapping of functions of the panel and the JPC into 2G spectrum scam was not a matter of concern and his powers went beyond the CAG report.

In an interaction with the media, Joshi said the Public Accounts Committee has a "constitutional mandate" and its functions extend to areas other than CAG reports.

Reading out the Terms of Reference of the PAC, he said, the committee has to satisfy that the "moneys shown in the accounts as having been disbursed were legally available for, and applicable to, the service or purpose to which they been applied or charged."

He said the PAC will also check if the "expenditure conforms to the authority which governs it".