In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, former IAS Officer Sunil Arora was on Thursday appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner while former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi was made the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
“There were 463 cases (of stamp duty) out of 593 which were audited by the CAG–and found a revenue loss of Rs 155.52 crore. All the cases were inspected between 2015-16,” the report said
Developed by the DRDO, Akash missile system was planned to be inducted in the IAF from 1994 to replace the Pichora missile system. A medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defence system, Akash can target enemy aircraft up to 30 km away, at altitudes of up to 18,000 m.
According to the CAG Compliance Report tabled in Parliament last week, in March 2013, stock of 50 per cent of ammunition types (85 out of 170) was adequate for less than 10 days of war.
“Our idea is to create a data-driven platform for auditing the GST which is independent of time, place and person. Our State Auditor Generals are already interacting with state governments with requirements for the digital GST audit,” he said.
The government auditor also said that this understatement led to a short payment of revenue of Rs 7,697.62 crore to the government, besides the operators also owe Rs 4,531 crore as interest on this short payment.
The CAG noted in its report for 2015-16 that out of 38 non-working PSUs, 12 were in the process of liquidation and the rest had 422 accounts in arrears for one to 33 years.
The court was hearing a PIL alleging that the statutory cess levied from real estate firms for the welfare of construction workers was not being utilised properly.
In a directive issued recently, the CVC has asked all its CVOs to examine the audit reports relating to their organisations for the last three financial years and to submit their findings to the Commission.
Kishor was credit with successfully managing Prime Minister Modi’s Lok Sabha election campaign that saw the BJP storm to power with its highest-every seat tally, but fell apart with BJP leaders soon after.
“We do not have the data. However, we will try and put the same together,” said a senior official from the district.
The company sold the project after obtaining permission to do so from the state last year.
The CAG, in its report, said that JP Power was given undue favour by the Himachal government despite finding that they violated rules.
The latest CAG report on Gujarat has highlighted many such gaps in PSU projects in the states as well as development schemes, raising doubts about the ‘Gujarat model’.
Congress sources said the party planned to raise the issue in Parliament to put the government and the PM on the mat.