CAG report on CSD: Army chief appears before PAC

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New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) In the first instance of itskind, Army Chief V K Singh today appeared before Parliament''sPublic Accounts Committee (PAC) in connection with allegedirregularities in supply of dry ration to soldiers.

Singh appeared as a witness before the committee wheresenior Army officers made presentation on management ofrations in the Army.

The presentation and the subsequent recording ofevidence went for nearly two hours.

The members of the committee led by senior leader BJPleader Murli Manohar Joshi made some suggestions on improvingthe supply of dry rations to soldiers.

Emerging from the meeting, the Army chief said thatthe members'' suggestions would be taken into account and areport on the issue would be presented to the committeewithin six months.

"We had a good meeting. The MPs made some goodsuggestions. We have taken them in account," the Army chiefsaid.

IAF chief P V Naik and Vice Chief of Navy D K Deewanare also expected to appear before the PAC in connection withthe irregularities in the canteen stores supplies.

The PAC had called the chiefs of the three defenceservices for a hearing after a CAG report pointed outirregularities in the supply chain management of rations byCanteen Stores Department (CSD).

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