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CAG says Delhi govt depts responsible for loss of revenue

PTI 01 Aug 2014, 19:18:19 PM IST
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New Delhi:  Pointing out irregularities and lack of financial transparency in a number of Delhi government departments, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) today said they have resulted in loss of crores of rupees in revenue.

In its report tabled in Parliament today, the CAG said that test check of the records of 96 units of departments of Trade & Taxes, State Excise, Transport, Entertainment, Luxury & Betting and Revenue conducted during the year 2012-13 showed under-assessment/short levy/loss of revenue aggregating to Rs 2,041.32 crore in 2238 cases.

“The concerned departments accepted under-assessment and other deficiencies of Rs 50.46 crore involved in 627 cases pointed out in audit during 2012-13 and earlier years. The departments recovered Rs 5.61 lakh in six cases during the year 2012-13,” report said.

It also out questioned the actions by Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited, which “benefited” discoms, Urban Development department, Delhi Transport Corporation and “wasteful expenditure” of two super speciality hospitals.  Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board didn't form the Urban Shelter Consultative Committee and Basti Vikas Samitis and didn't initiate any new housing scheme for relocation of residents of jhuggi jhopri bastis, it said.
 
“The Board did not have a complete and reliable record of its properties. Rs 232.10 crore was outstanding to be recovered from allottees of its properties,” report said.  Slamming PWD, the CAG report said that the figures of budget allotment and actual expenditure of E-in-C office were not reconciled with those of Pay and Accounts office.
 
“The Urban Development Department of the government has also failed to provide basic services like sewer lines, water lines, roads and drainage to all the 895 unauthorised colonies despite incuring expenditure of Rs 3029.21 crore up to March 2013,” the report also said.

The report said that Delhi Transport Corporation suffered avoidable loss of Rs 53.59 crore on account of unauthorised occupation of staff quarters at two staff colonies.