CAG exposes ministries' financial irregularities
SEVEN MINISTRIES and departments of the government of India have committed financial irregularities to the tune of 32.49 crore in 201415, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General's ( CAG'S) compliance audit report. The irregularities are as varied as the ministries. For instance, the Department of Atomic Energy did not complete a project to install a steam turbine generator in Kota in August 2004, resulting in the loss of an opportunity to save power worth 40-50 crore. The Department of Space committed irregularities in its telemedicine programme and the Computerised Working in Administrative Areas project, which sought to give remote villages access to specialty healthcare in cities and towns through satellites. And the earth sciences ministry's National Institute of Ocean Technology established desalination plants in six Lakshadweep islands without proper assessments.
COURTESY: PETR PAVLICEK/IAEA