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CAG (Comptroller & Auditor General)

IITs unable to generate sufficient internal receipts, remain dependent on govt for grants: CAG report

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The report is on "Performance Audit of Setting up of new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)" for the period 2014-19.

Over 9,000 Utilisation Certificates Of Projects Not Submitted By Assam Govt: CAG Report

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Utilisation Certificates of Rs 3,494.38 crore grants paid up to the financial year 2018-19 are pending from the health department, followed by the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes with UCs worth Rs 2,403.51 crore.

Why Vinod Rai’s Apology To Sanjay Nirupam Is A Let Down For Reputation Of CAG

Rai’s apology comes in a matter where he had accused Nirupam of pressurizing him to keep the then Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's name out of the CAG report on the scam.

Rafale Deal: CAG Criticises Defence Ministry For Not Meeting Offset Policy

Sep 24, 2020 PTI

The Dassault Aviation is the manufacturer of the Rafale jets while the MBDA supplied the missile systems for the aircraft. Both Dassault Aviation and MBDA are yet to fulfil their offset obligations.

GC Murmu, Former J-K Lt Governor, Appointed New Comptroller And Auditor General

Murmu will succeed Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, who completes his term on August 7.

09 July, 2020

Will Apex Council Member Alka Rehani Bhardwaj Be Axed? Supreme Court Likely To Hear BCCI Matter

Soumitra Bose

Alka Rehani Bhardwaj, a CAG nominee, wanted only 'eligible' members to attend BCCI's Apex Council meeting on July 17. It has not amused Board bigwigs

12 October, 2019

Why Can’t Feeding The Underprivileged Be Made Mandatory In Corporate Social Responsibility?

Geetanjali Chopra

Audit reports show how most CSR funds lie unutilised

15 April, 2019

Union Cabinet Clears Additional Post Of Deputy CAG

Outlook Web Bureau

The decision to create an additional post of Deputy CAG was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday.

13 February, 2019

CAG's Rafale Report Raises Concerns On Letter Of Comfort Over Sovereign Guarantee

Outlook Web Bureau

Highlighting its concerns, the CAG observed that in case of a breach of agreement, India would now have to first settle the matter through arbitration directly with the French vendors.

15 January, 2019

CAG Refuses To Share Rafale Audit, Says Process Not Complete Yet

Outlook Web Bureau

Section 8(1)(C) of the Right To Information (RTI) Act exempts information the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature.

13 November, 2018

Reports On Rafale, Demonetisation Being Deliberately Delayed By CAG, Allege Ex Bureaucrats

Outlook Web Bureau

The CAG's failure to present the audit reports on note ban and the Rafale deal in time "may be seen as a partisan action" and could create a "crisis of credibility" for the institution, the letter said.


28 February, 2018

98.87 Lakh Metric Tonnes Of Minerals Illegally Mined In 5 Rajasthan Districts In 5 Years: CAG Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The CAG report claims that apex court directions regarding Aravali hills were not followed by the state's department of mines.

18 January, 2018

'2G Saga Unfolds', In A Tell-All Book, Former Telecom Minister A Raja Questions 'Palpable Silence' Of Manmohan Singh On 2G Policy

Outlook Web Bureau

"The UPA government's and even more so Dr Manmohan Singh's palpable silence in relation to defending my wholly justified actions" was like "silencing of our nation's collective conscience".

19 December, 2017

CAG Finds 5 Telecom Firms Including Reliance Jio, Videocon, Tata Tele, Telenor Understated Revenue By Rs 14,800 Cr

Outlook Web Bureau

As per the CAG report tabled in Parliament, it has caused a loss of nearly Rs 2,578 crore to the exchequer.

05 November, 2017

Rs 29,000 Crore Meant For Welfare Of Construction Workers Spent On Buying Laptops, Reveals CAG Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The top court observed that the law was "being misused" as the beneficiaries, who were construction workers, were not given benefits they are entitled to and the money collected was being diverted to the labour welfare boards or the state governments for other purposes.

25 September, 2017

Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi Takes Over As CAG

Outlook Web Bureau

Mehrishi succeeded Shashi Kant Sharma, who demitted office on Friday

24 September, 2017

Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi To Take Over As CAG Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Rajasthan cadre, completed his two-year fixed term as the home secretary last month.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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