CAG Current Affairs - 2020

Vinod Rai’s book “Not just an Accountant” puts UPA under scanner again

Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has given UPA enough food for thought and reflection as it stands to challenge the ethical standards of UPA government. Rai, talking to media on sidelines of the launch event of his new book, “ Not just an Accountant”, shared that some ministers from UPA government Read More…

Supreme Court: CAG can audit accounts of private telecom companies

The Supreme Court bench of Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramjit Sen ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in his capacity can inspect the accounts of private telecom companies. The court held that such an inspection was essential in order to make certain that the government, which has granted the private companies Read More…

CAG can audit Telecom firms’ accounts: Delhi HC

As per the ruling of the Delhi High Court, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) can audit the accounts of mobile companies on a condition that the audit has to be only an audit relating to the receipts (revenues) and nothing else. The Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India and Cellular operators had argued Read More…

Supreme Court: No sanction required for prosecution in court-monitored cases

The Supreme Court held that no approval from the Central Government is required by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute senior bureaucrats in court-monitored corruption cases. The court cleared that the sanction is not necessary under section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act when the case under the Prevention of Read More…

Finance Ministry appoints auditors without consulting RBI

Deviating from the earlier practice of consulting the RBI while appointing auditors for the same, the government has appointed auditors for the Reserve Bank of India after consulting with the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG). As per government, this has been done to avoid conflict of interest. The RBI and the finance ministry appeared to have some friction over many issues in Read More…

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