The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Friday tabled its audit reports in Parliament. In these reports, the CAG has red-flagged many issues -- one among them is critical shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army.
Apart from that, lack of hygiene and low-quality food in trains, shortage of essential drugs and irregularities of telecom firms are few other issues CAG highlighted in its audit report.
Here are the top 5 observations of CAG Comptroller and Auditor General:
1.) Critical Shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army: The Comptroller and Auditor General has slammed the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for critical deficiency in the supply of ammunition to the Army. CAG also criticised the OFB for inadequate quality of ammunition supplied to the Army since March 2013. Read full story here
2.) Six telecom firms understated revenues by over Rs 61,000: The CAG on Friday has observed that food served in the Indian Railways is not fit for human consumption and catering units at stations were not achieving acceptable levels of cleanliness. Read full story here
3.) Shortage essential drugs: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India finds that essential drugs for patients were not available in 24 states and medicines were issued without prescribed quality checks or observing their expiry dates, exposing patients to health risks. Click here to read full article
4.) Lapses led to INS Sindurakshak explosion: Indian Navy’s frontline submarine INS Sindurakshak which sunk after two explosions in 2013 in Mumbai was caused by the leakage of oxygen from a torpedo. Indian Navy’s ships and submarines were involved in 38 accidents between 2007-08 and 2015-16, adversely affecting the operational preparedness of the force, CAG report said. Read full story
5.) Holes in crop insurance schemes: CAG slammed the government for poor implementation of crop insurance schemes in 2011-16, saying funds to the tune of Rs 3,622.79 crore were released to private insurers without verification. Both the central and state government had incurred an expenditure of Rs 32,606.65 crore towards payment of premium subsidy and claim liabilities in the said period.