Officials’ inability to reply to CAG audit objections has forced the state government to hold regional-level training sessions for them. After a State Legislative Committee expressed its displeasure over non-compliance of audit objections raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the state government has decided to hold special camps to train officials in clearing and submitting replies. The government has expressed concern over the fact that there were as many as 38,300 audit objections pending for the year 2006-07. As per details, the Revenue and Forest Department was leading the defaulters’ list, with 12,128 audit objections still to be cleared. The Public Accounts Committee of the State Legislature had in its meeting held in Pune taken a serious view of the pending objections and the replies submitted by the departmental secretaries. Besides the delay in submitting replies, the committee was also unhappy with the replies which were ambiguous. Secretary-level officials were routinely found fumbling while clarifying it. Based on the committee’s recommendation a state-level training camp was organized in Pune recently. But, now the state has decided to hold regional-level training camps as it feels that district and regional-level officials were not aware of the procedure related with the CAG audit objections. Sana Warsia – NMTV News.
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