CAG detects gross irregularities in Nagaland health dept
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has detected major irregularities in implementation of various schemes by the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department.india Updated: Mar 28, 2007 09:44 IST
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has detected major irregularities in implementation of various schemes by the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department.
The CAG report compiled up to March 31, 2006 and tabled in the on-going budget session of the assembly said that payment of Rs 4.80 crore was made without receipt of equipment by the department while expenditure of Rs 11.17 crore remained unfulfilled due to non-completion of regional diagnostic centre at Tuensang and upgradation of Naga Hospital, Kohima.
The department could not avail of discount of Rs 2.43 crore due to purchase of medicines from unauthorised firms or suppliers, the CAG report said, adding the medicines were distributed without carrying out any quality testing.
On functioning of power department, the apex audit organisation said the state government had not set up regulatory commission, which resulted in loss of potential revenue of Rs 154 crore as fixation of electricity tariff was lower than the purchased cost.
Similarly transmission and distribution losses in excess of the prescribed norms resulted in loss of potential revenue of Rs 100 crore while short billing of electricity led to revenue loss of Rs 17.83 crore in the state, the report said.
Without the approval of the government, the department treated Rs 14.63 crore out of the outstanding debts amounting to Rs 34.50 crore as bad debt, the CAG report pointed out.