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Punjab govt to go for third party audit of civic works in state

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday recommended thirdparty technical and financial audit of all municipal works over Rs 10 crore, undertaken in the past three years. The CM wants a reputed firm to carry out the audit to find lapses in these projects.

punjab Updated: Apr 26, 2017 09:29 IST
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (HT File Photo)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday recommended thirdparty technical and financial audit of all municipal works over Rs 10 crore, undertaken in the past three years. The CM wants a reputed firm to carry out the audit to find lapses in these projects.

The CM took the decision in a meeting with local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and senior officials of the department.

“The government will get the proposed audit done by one of the well-known firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, McKinzie or KPMG, and it will be completed within 30 days,” said an official spokesperson, adding the work will be awarded in the first week of May. It was also decided to undertake concurrent third party audit of all major municipal works in future.

KEY SERVICES TO GET COMPUTERISED

The department has also decided to go in for e-governance, in a phased manner, across all key services being offered by it. In all 67 services & management functions will be computerised for municipal corporations, councils and nagar panchayats, 22 improvement trusts and 21 related to administrative functions and complaints and grievances in urban local bodies.

The CM also directed to fill at least 50% sanctioned municipal cadre posts in all 16 AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) towns. Sidhu suggested to review Rs 495-crore BRTS project in Amritsar, scheduled to be fully operational by August 2017.