CAG report finds flaws in state administration

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Imphal, Feb 27: There was a large number of discrepancies in the work carried out by various departments of the government.

This was revealed in the report for 2006-07 of the Comptroller and Auditor General that was placed in Manipur Assembly yesterday.

Accountant General of Manipur Rajbir Singh said it was found out that there an excess expenditure of Rs 282.79 crores in 13 Grants which required regularisation under Article 205 of the Constitution.

It was further found that pensionary benefits to the tune of Rs 92.31 lakh was found fraudulently withdrawn during 2004-07 in the Thoubal Treasury. About Rs 10.45 lakh was fraudulently withdrawn on the basis of a sanction order purportedly issued by the Higher Education Department, said the CAG report.

It was found that about Rs 1.51 crore was spent on procuring 503 cows meant for distribution to beneficiaries of the Minorities and Other Backward Classes. Fictitious measurement was found in connection with improving the right side main canal of Khuga Dam from 5740 to 6115 metres at Churachandpur district.

Giving incorrect date about works executed was also detected the report further said.

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