Atishi sitting on CAG files, ask her to clear fast: LG to Kejriwal

  • | Saturday | 24th February, 2024

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has written a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal regarding five Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India (CAG) reports "pending" with Finance Minister Atishi since August, 2023.  Saxena has requested the chief minister to advise the finance minister to "expeditiously process" the important reports concerning state finances so that they can be tabled in the ongoing budget session of the Delhi Assembly. Since the budget session of the assembly is underway, the chief minister may advise the finance minister to expeditiously process these important reports so that the same can be laid before the House, added the letter. The reports mentioned by the LG include the ones on State Finance Audit Report for the year ended 31st March, 2022; State Finance Audit Report for the year 31st March, 2021; Performance Audit on Prevention and Mitigation of Vehicular Air Pollution in Delhi for the FY 2021-22; Revenue Economic, Social and General Sectors and PSUs for years ended 31st March, 2020 and 2021; and Performance Audit Report on Children in Need of Care and Protection for the year ended 31 March, 2021. Apart from this, the Finance Accounts and Appropriation Accounts for the years 2021-2022 along with audit certificates have also been pending since August, 2023, he said.  The reports of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are constitutionally mandated independent and impartial assessment of the performance of the government and in many ways are a guidance document for assessment of its financial performance, said the LG in his letter. You will appreciate that the reports of Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of India are constitutionally mandated independent and impartial assessment of the performance of the Government and in many ways are a guidance document for governments to assess their financial performance. the gains obtained through revenue and help the Government invoke corrective measures where necessary. It is an obligation of the Government of the day to share with the people, through the House, an objective account of its performance - revenue and expenditure of public funds. he noted. The letter stated that the LG secretariat received copies of communications from controller of accounts to the finance ministers secretary, pursuant to a letter by principal accountant general audit, Delhi, requesting for consideration of the five CAG reports and one Delhi government accounts to be cleared by the finance minister and sending it to the LG for it to be laid before the legislative assembly.

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