Arunachal Pradesh

Report of 2009 - Financial Audit on State Finance of Government of Arunachal Pradesh

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 03 Sep, 2010
Date of sending the report to Government:
Government Type:
Sector Finance


Government of Arunachal Pradesh responded to the Twelfth Finance Commission's (TFC) recommendation by legislating 'Arunachal Pradesh Fiscal Responsibilities and Budget Management (APFRBM) Act' in March 2006. The Act sets out a reform agenda through fiscal correction path in the medium term with the long-term goal of securing growth stability for its economy. The State Government implemented the Value Added Tax during 2005-06 which will have an impact on the tax revenue of the State.

The State Government has done well in establishing an institutional mechanism on fiscal transparency and accountability as evident from the year-on-year presentation of outcome budgets. These outcome indicators tend to serve a limited purpose of measuring the performance against the targets. They do not, however, give the 'big picture' of the overall financial management including debt position, cash management, etc. for the benefit of the State Legislature and other stakeholders.

The Comptroller and Auditor General's (C&AG) Civil Audit Reports step in to fill this gap. C&AG's reports have been commenting upon the Government's finances for two years since APFRBM legislation and have already published two reports. Since these comments formed part of the Civil Audit Report, it was felt that the audit findings on State finances remained camouflaged in the large body of audit findings on compliance and performance audits. The obvious fallout of this well-intentioned but all-inclusive reporting was that the financial management portion of these findings did not receive proper attention. In recognition of the need to bring State finances to centre-stage onceagain, a stand-alone report on State Government finances is considered as an appropriate audit response to this challenge. Accordingly, from the report year 2009 onwards, C&AG has decided to bring out a separate volume titled 'Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on State Finances'.

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