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CAG flags missing rifles, cartridges from Kerala Police battalion HQ

The CAG report for the year ending March 31, 2018, which was tabled in the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday said 25 INSAS rifles and 12,061 cartridges were missing from the armoury of the Special Armed Police Battalion in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India pulled up Kerala’s Director General of Police Loknath Behera for purchasing bullet proof vehicles for VVIP security, violating guidelines.(keralapolice.gov.in)
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India pulled up Kerala’s Director General of Police Loknath Behera for purchasing bullet proof vehicles for VVIP security, violating guidelines.(keralapolice.gov.in)
Published on Feb 12, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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In first-ever audit of Noida-Greater Noida, CAG sees many scams

The CAG audit of the two authorities covers the period 2005 to 2018.
Published on Feb 10, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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CAG points to gear, essentials’ shortage faced by soldiers in Siachen, Ladakh

In a report tabled in Parliament, the CAG said there were delays of up to four years in procurement of high altitude clothing and equipment items leading to an acute shortage.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Monday drew attention to a worrying shortage of essential gear, clothing and rations being faced by soldiers deployed in high altitude areas like Siachen and Ladakh.(ANI Photo)
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Monday drew attention to a worrying shortage of essential gear, clothing and rations being faced by soldiers deployed in high altitude areas like Siachen and Ladakh.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 05:40 AM IST
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2G spectrum case: Can’t be tried under obsolete law, say accused

All 17 accused in 2G spectrum scam including Raja, DMK leader MK Kanimozhi, executives of some telecom companies, and government officials were acquitted by Special CBI Judge OP Saini in December 2017.
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Updated on Jan 24, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

P Chidambaram questioned by ED in Rs 70,000 crore aircraft deal during UPA-1

The CAG had raised a red flag on the deal while terming the decision to purchase 111 planes through a debt arrangement, “a recipe for disaster”. The CAG noted that the decision was taken when the airlines were “in a crisis”.
Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has been questioned by the ED in the aviation ‘scam’ during UPA-1(ANI Photo)
Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has been questioned by the ED in the aviation ‘scam’ during UPA-1(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 06:51 PM IST
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LPG cylinders still unaffordable for poor: CAG

The PMUY, popularly known as Ujjwala, is aimed at eliminating health hazards poor women face from indoor pollution by increasing their access to clean, smoke-free cooking fuel.
Cooking gas cylinders remain unaffordable for the poor despite a big push by the government to provide free liquefied natural gas (LGP) connections to disadvantaged households.(REUTERS)
Cooking gas cylinders remain unaffordable for the poor despite a big push by the government to provide free liquefied natural gas (LGP) connections to disadvantaged households.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 07:05 AM IST
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After Cong ambush, govt orders in-house probe into mining ‘scam’

The Haryana Congress has ambushed the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP-JJP coalition government by using Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report about ₹1,476 crore revenue losses due to mining department’s lapses. The over month old Khattar government is on the back foot even as the CAG in its revenue sector report of “Mines and geology department” specifically mentions under a heading “Scope and methodology” that performance audit covered activities of mines and geology department, including 15 mining offices, from 2012-13 to 2016-17.
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Updated on Dec 05, 2019 12:46 AM IST
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Gauhati varsity offered 21 unapproved courses, gave false affidavits to UGC, says CAG

The findings of the CAG says that the oldest university of the northeast had submitted multiple false affidavits to the UGC, assuring the commission that it will not start any new distance course without approval.
Comptroller and Auditor General of India said that the matter was reported to the government in August 2018, but no reply has come yet.(CAG website)
Comptroller and Auditor General of India said that the matter was reported to the government in August 2018, but no reply has come yet.(CAG website)
Published on Dec 01, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India

CAG audit of Rapid Metro to take at least six months

The high court, in September, originally gave the CAG 30 days to carry out the exercise, beginning with defining the scope of the audit and appointing a team of auditors.
File photo of Rapid Metro train in Gurugram(HT File)
File photo of Rapid Metro train in Gurugram(HT File)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 06:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora-Desai

PM Modi asks CAG to develop ‘innovative methods’ to check frauds in govt departments

PM Modi was addressing a conclave of the Comptroller of Auditor General (CAG) on transforming audit and assurance in a digital world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at Accountants General and Deputy Accountants General Conclave in New Delhi on Thursday.(Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at Accountants General and Deputy Accountants General Conclave in New Delhi on Thursday.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Rahul Dravid backed by CoA, opposition stands ground

The BCCI will not formally upload the Ethics Officer’s directives as per new norms. Only the Ombudsman’s decisions are up for public disclosure.
A file photo of Rahul Dravid.(IDI via Getty Images)
A file photo of Rahul Dravid.(IDI via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Strategy a must to meet 5-tn target: Manmohan Singh

The Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan said the country needs principled, knowledgeable and visionary leaders in times to come to strengthen democracy.
Former PM Manmohan Singh(HT image)
Former PM Manmohan Singh(HT image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 06:07 AM IST
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Jaipur | ByPress Trust of India

Pension to dead persons in Haryana: HC notice to CBI after state failed to act

Dissatisfied with the government response, now the high court has sought CBI response whether the agency can probe the allegations.
Punjab and Haryana High Court building in Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Punjab and Haryana High Court building in Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 01:06 PM IST
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Large irregularities in mineral mining: CAG

The CAG observed that in various districts the excavation of the mineral was done without environment clearance.
Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has expedited the probe into illegal mining, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has detected large irregularities in mineral mining in the state in 2016-17.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has expedited the probe into illegal mining, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has detected large irregularities in mineral mining in the state in 2016-17.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Published on Jul 20, 2019 09:27 AM IST
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Muslin wraps with state-specific designs may replace blankets in AC coaches of Railways

Following the criticism, in April 2018, the railway changed the specification and started planning to move towards lighter blankets
It was found that in 14 selected depots, under nine zonal railways, no blankets had been dry-washed in the said period.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)
It was found that in 14 selected depots, under nine zonal railways, no blankets had been dry-washed in the said period.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 19, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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BCCI State Units likely to be allowed 19-member Apex Council

During their meeting with the Amicus, most of the BCCI affiliated units had expressed their “practical difficulty” on having an apex council, which is a “mirror image” of the BCCI’s governing body.
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)(Hindustan Times)
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 05, 2019 01:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Comptroller and Auditor General audit mis-read barcoded entries, claims NFAI

The department of audit and accounts, under CAG, carried out a check of records maintained by NFAI, Pune, between May 1, 2015 and September 30, 2017.
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has contested observations made in a report filed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), that cited at least 31,000 film reels, or cans, held by the Pune-based institute have been either lost or destroyed.(Getty Images/Creatas RF)
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has contested observations made in a report filed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), that cited at least 31,000 film reels, or cans, held by the Pune-based institute have been either lost or destroyed.(Getty Images/Creatas RF)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Pune | ByPrachi Bari

CAG report on Rafale highlights the flawed process

Irrespective of what their positions may be on the Rafale deal, the government and the opposition need to agree that the country’s defence acquisition process needs an overhaul.
The CAG report is on 11 air force purchases, although much of the focus has been on one deal – the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters through an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between India and France.(REUTERS)
The CAG report is on 11 air force purchases, although much of the focus has been on one deal – the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters through an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between India and France.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 07:42 AM IST
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CAG points to flaws in defence procurement

In a 141-page report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, the CAG said the IAF’s qualitative requirements for heavy-lift helicopters were aligned to the features of US defence firm Boeing’s CH-47F Chinook choppers.
CAG also found that ASQRs were revised five times between 2006 and 2009 based on what vendors had to offer rather than what IAF really needed.(CAG Photo)
CAG also found that ASQRs were revised five times between 2006 and 2009 based on what vendors had to offer rather than what IAF really needed.(CAG Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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Basic jet price same in both NDA, UPA deals

The price of basic aircraft was the same in both deals, according to the government auditor.
The Ministry of Defence told CAG that under the 2015 negotiations the price of the basic aircraft was 9% cheaper.(REUTERS)
The Ministry of Defence told CAG that under the 2015 negotiations the price of the basic aircraft was 9% cheaper.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 13, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi’s ‘lies’ on Rafale deal have been caught: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad also cited a Supreme Court order to say that Gandhi allegedly lied about the deal.
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad also cited a Supreme Court order to say that Gandhi allegedly lied about the deal.(BJP/Youtube)
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad also cited a Supreme Court order to say that Gandhi allegedly lied about the deal.(BJP/Youtube)
Published on Feb 13, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

CAG report vindicates Modi govt’s stand on Rafale deal, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley has used the CAG report to target Rahul Gandhi, who has been hitting out at PM Modi over the 2016 defence contract.
Union minister Arun Jaitley launched a counter-attack on the Congress after CAG report on the Rafale deal was tabled in Parliamenta on Wednesday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Union minister Arun Jaitley launched a counter-attack on the Congress after CAG report on the Rafale deal was tabled in Parliamenta on Wednesday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 04:05 PM IST
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CAG compares Rafale deal with similar aircraft offers

The CAG report on capital acquisitions by the IAF may compare the Rafale deal with offers made by other manufacturers whose products were being considered, such as the Eurofighter Typhoon made by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), HT learns.
A French Rafale fighter jet Rafale lands on the ‘Charles de Gaulle
A French Rafale fighter jet Rafale lands on the ‘Charles de Gaulle"’arcraft carrier on February 7, 2019 in the Mediterranean sea.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Rajeev Jayaswal

On Rafale, Congress accuses CAG of conflict of interest

Congress leader Kapil Sibal said Mehrishi should have recused himself from auditing the deal and if the CAG report on it is tabled in Parliament, it would amount to a scam.
The Congress on Sunday accused the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi of “conflict of interest” in auditing the Rafale jet deal. ( Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Congress on Sunday accused the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi of “conflict of interest” in auditing the Rafale jet deal. ( Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 10, 2019 11:10 PM IST
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Much awaited CAG report on Rafale likely to be submitted to the President tomorrow

The CAG report is ready to be submitted to the President. A copy of the report will be submitted to the government as well.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) will likely submit to the President on Monday a much-awaited report on its audit of big-ticket military procurements in the last few years, including the controversial Rafale jet fighter deal, officials familiar with the development said on Saturday.(AFP)
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) will likely submit to the President on Monday a much-awaited report on its audit of big-ticket military procurements in the last few years, including the controversial Rafale jet fighter deal, officials familiar with the development said on Saturday.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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Arun Jaitley packs in a challenge for opposition in defence of farm income plan

Union minister Arun Jaitley hit out at the opposition Congress over its criticism on the budget and asked it not to shed crocodile tears for farmers.
Union minister Arun Jaitley hit out at the opposition Congress over its criticism on the budget and asked it not to shed crocodile tears for farmers.(PTI)
Union minister Arun Jaitley hit out at the opposition Congress over its criticism on the budget and asked it not to shed crocodile tears for farmers.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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CAG finalising report on Rafale deal

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is finalising its report on the Rafale jet fighter deal and is likely to table it in Parliament in the budget session beginning on Thursday, said officials familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.
CAG is auditing the Rafale deal along with around a dozen other big-ticket procurements made by the MoD.(Reuters/File)
CAG is auditing the Rafale deal along with around a dozen other big-ticket procurements made by the MoD.(Reuters/File)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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Congress fires salvo, government defends Rafale deal

The Congress based its demand on a report in The Hindu newspaper that claimed the decision by the Narendra Modi government to buy the 36 jets caused the price of each plane to shoot up by 41%.
The defence ministry on Friday reiterated its contention that the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale jet fighter deal signed in 2016 was better than the one that had been pursued in 2007.(HT File Photo)
The defence ministry on Friday reiterated its contention that the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale jet fighter deal signed in 2016 was better than the one that had been pursued in 2007.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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CAG report points to unfair process in e-procurement during BJP rule in Chhattisgarh

The lapses pointed out in the CAG report, took place between April 2016 and March 2017, when the Bharatiya Janata Party was in power. The report was tabled in the assembly on Thursday.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its annual report on Thursday accused the Chhattisgarh government of “unfair process” over its e-procurement system and said bidders and the government officials were in coordination regarding the tenders issued by 17 departments worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>961 crore.(PTI)
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its annual report on Thursday accused the Chhattisgarh government of “unfair process” over its e-procurement system and said bidders and the government officials were in coordination regarding the tenders issued by 17 departments worth 961 crore.(PTI)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByHT Correspondent

UP: All eyes on probe into sale of 21 state sugar mills during BSP govt

The Yogi govt recommended the CBI inquiry following allegations that the BSP govt sold these mills for a song.
The CAG had submitted a report on sale of 21 sugar mills. The CAG report formed the basis for a probe by the state lokayukta on the issue.(File Photo)
The CAG had submitted a report on sale of 21 sugar mills. The CAG report formed the basis for a probe by the state lokayukta on the issue.(File Photo)
Published on Jan 09, 2019 11:46 AM IST
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