DND flyway toll issue would be hear in July: SC

The Supreme Court today said it would hear in July the matter related to the Allahabad High Court ruling which stated that no toll should be collected from the commuters using the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that report filed in the matter by the […]

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Everybody saw 2G scam when there was none: Special CBI judge

Giving a body blow to the CAG’s and CBI’s estimation of huge loss in grant of 2G licences, a special court today held that some people “artfully” arranged few selected facts and created a scam “when there was none”. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report that created an uproar when the UPA […]

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Construction workers’ funds spent on laptops; SC anguished

Laptops and washing machines were bought out of a whopping Rs 29,000 crore fund meant for the welfare of construction workers and less than ten per cent spent on the actual purpose. Terming this as a “shocking” and “extremely distressing” state of affairs, the Supreme Court has said the funds, collected by the government through […]

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Verifying details of amount for workers welfare plan:CAG to SC

Govenrment auditor CAG today told the Supreme Court that they were verifying the details of the money collected by states and union territories under the 1996 Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act. A consultant with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that […]

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How has Rs 20k cr meant for workers’ welfare been spent: SC

Where has a whopping amount of Rs 20,000 crore, meant for workers’ welfare, gone? Spent on tea parties or vacation of officials? Even the Comptroller and Auditor General doesn’t know, wondered the Supreme Court. These posers were put to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) by the Supreme Court which was left wondering as to […]

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Two CAG office employees get 5 yrs jail in corruption

Two officials in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) have been sent to five years in jail by a special court for trying to get promotion by indulging in corruption and changing their answer sheets of departmental examination. “Corruption not only devalues human rights but it also undermines justice and equality which are […]

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Row over audit: SC seeks discoms’ reply on plea agnst HC order

The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from three private power distribution companies on petitions filed by various bodies including Delhi government challenging High Court order that these discoms cannot be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. A bench headed by Justice J Chelamswar asked the three discoms —— Tata Power […]

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Delhi power discoms not cooperating in audit, CAG tells HC

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that the three power discoms in the national capital were not cooperating in the audit of their finances. The CAG complained to Justice Manmohan that the three discoms – Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna – were not providing […]

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SC notice on telecom operators’ plea against CAG audit

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government and the Comptroller and Auditor General on a plea by the telecom companies challenging the auditing of their account books by the official auditor. Issuing notice to the government and the CAG, a bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Sen declined to put […]

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Explain extra allowances to MPs: Court

The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the central government to explain why extra allowances are being paid to MPs. The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the central government to explain why extra allowances are being paid to MPs. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw asked the central government […]

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