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All rural development schemes to be audited: Ramesh

Following reports of major irregularities in some districts, all rural schemes of the government will be audited by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), rural development minister Jairam Ramesh told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

delhi Updated: Dec 13, 2011 16:07 IST
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Following reports of major irregularities in some districts, all rural schemes of the government will be audited by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), rural development minister Jairam Ramesh told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Ramesh said that to start with the CAG will audit the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) in 12 states.

"All rural schemes will be the audited by CAG. We have received reports of major irregularities in rural schemes in seven districts in the country," he said

First Published: Dec 13, 2011 16:06 IST