The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report in the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, has indicted judicial officers and Chief Treasury Officer (CTO), Ghaziabad, in the multi-crore Provident Fund (PF) scam.
The CBI is investigating the scam involving serving and retired judges of the Allahabad High Court as well as the Supreme Court.
The report is of March 2009 in which the CAG conducted audit of the General Provident Fund (GPF) Group D accounts of the District Judge, Ghaziabad, for the period 2001-08.
The report has mentioned 12 judges who held the charge of the District Judge, Ghaziabad, from 2001-08 and the nine Additional District Judges (ADJ) who worked as Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO).
The district judges were R.P. Mishra, A.K. Agarwal, R.S. Tripathi, R.P. Yadav, Chandra Prakash, R.N. Mishra, Ali Zamin, A.K. Singh, R.S. Chaubey, Arun Kumar, Shyam Shankar Tewari and N.K. Jain.
The ADJs who worked as DDOs were Subhash Chandra, K.K. Chhabra, R.P. Shukla, D.S. Tripathi, Kumari Ujjwala Garg, Sadhana Chaudhari, Ali Zaman, Shri Prakash and D.K. Srivasatava.
The report also pointed out non-cooperation by the judicial officers during audit of GPF.
The Ghaziabad District Judge did not furnish complete reply to audit memoranda that were issued to him to elicit information and for confirmation of the facts and figures.
The CAG had stated that as per GPF rules, no sanction could be accorded on behalf of the sanctioning authority by another authority.
The District Judge was the competent authority to sanction advances and withdrawals.