uttarakhand

CAG report sheds light on financial irregularities in Uttarakhand

The government has lost Rs 2,271 crore till 31 March 2018 due to the negligent actions of various departments and public sector undertakings of the state government. This disclosure has been made by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. The state government placed this CAG report on the floor of the House on Tuesday.

The report has revealed serious irregular financial activities of departments like Energy, Food and Supplies, Social Welfare, Medical Health and Forest related to the schemes related to the people of the state. Due to these disturbances, where the government suffered financial loss of hundreds of crores of rupees, the beneficiaries also could not get full benefits of the schemes.

For instance, under the old age pension scheme of Social Welfare Department, 34552 beneficiaries were not paid pension installments on time nor did they get arrears of Rs 15.25 crore. The reason for departmental negligence was that pension was distributed to the dead too. The CAG also highlighted the fact that the Medical and Health Department did not recover crores of rupees from the doctors who broke the contract and disappeared from duty.

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