PAC CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT FROM THE PRESS RELEASE OF CAG’S OFFICE NEW DELHI DATED 27 th October, 2014 AND MY REPLY TO IT with 2 QUESTIONS TO HIM
The following is the part of PAC Chairman’s statement as mentioned in the press release published in CAG web site.
“Speaking on the occasion (27th Conference of Accountants General on the theme ‘Promoting Good Governance and Accountability through Public Audit’ organized by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India), Chairman of Public Accounts Committee,.. said that the Action Taken Notes submitted by the Government to the PAC in response to the CAG’s observations are important means of ensuring that necessary corrective action has been taken. There are delays in submission of ATNs by the Government. As on 31 st March, 2013, there are 11, 133 outstanding ATNs in both central and state legislatures, …. The PAC Chairman said that in the realm of participative governance, it is for the citizens and the Civil Society to use the CAG’s audit reports to persuade the Government to bring about reforms. The issues selected for audit should also reflect people’s priorities and concerns of the stakeholders, he said.”
In reply to it I am quoting the last sentence of my book “A FRAUD IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION’:
“Is it not both CAG and the Ministry fooling the Parliament and thus the people of India? Now it is for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament to tell the Public what they are doing with these kinds of audit objections and replies brought before them”
Hon’ble Chairman, what kind of ATNs are you expecting from the Government on these kinds of Bogus Audit Objections? Is there any ATNs pending for the period between 1993 to 2013 on the 2G and Coalgate?