The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has once again brought to light financial irregularities during the BJP government’s past term. As per the report tabled in the state assembly, the government failed to provide a utilization certificate for an amount of Rs 263 crore spent in the financial year 2021-2022, raising concerns of misappropriation or fraud.
Moreover, the state government allowed 600 drawing and disbursing officers (DDOs) to keep Rs 834 crore in their accounts unspent for government work, in violation of its own guidelines. Despite an order issued in 2017 for depositing these amounts with the state treasury, the funds remain idle and are not being utilized for any governmental work.
The CAG report has expressed reservations over the current status of the amount deposited with the DDO and savings accounts, highlighting the need for better monitoring and utilization of government funds.
The report serves as a reminder of the importance of transparency and accountability in the management of public funds. The government must take immediate steps to address the financial irregularities highlighted by the CAG and ensure that such practices are not repeated in the future.