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CAG (Comptroller & Auditor General)

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

Aug 07, 2020 PTI

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

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

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

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

Oct 12, 2019 Geetanjali Chopra

Audit reports show how most CSR funds lie unutilised

Union Cabinet Clears Additional Post Of Deputy CAG

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

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"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

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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.

01 September, 2017

Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be Next CAG

Outlook Web Bureau

Incumbent Shashi Kant Sharma completes his term as the country's top auditor next month-end.

21 August, 2017

Many Hospitals Claim to Be Charities To Evade Taxes Worth Hundreds Of Crores: CAG Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The I-T Act has no 'performance specific' definition of what a charity constitutes and that is part of the problem.

Photo Gallery

Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah and KPCC President D K Shivakumar ride on a bullock cart to reach Vidhanasoudha for the assembly session, in Bengaluru.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri and State Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, arrives at Vidhanasoudha in Bengaluru. Birla addressed the joint session in the Karnataka...

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CPIM MLAs stage a protest after they were not allowed to discuss some issues in the Legislative Assembly, in Agartala.

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Commuters on a road during heavy rain in Surat

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Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers raise slogans during a protest to demand hike in wages and permanent jobs, in Bengaluru.

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