Compliance Performance

Report of 2010 - Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Civil and Commercial) for the year ended 31 March 2009 of Government of Jharkhand

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 13 Aug, 2010
Date of sending the report to Government:
Government Type:
Sector Power & Energy,Environment and Sustainable Development,Agriculture and Rural Development,Social Welfare,Education, Health & Family Welfare,Social Infrastructure,Defence and National Security


The Report includes four chapters containing four performance audit reviews, two long paragraphs, 24 transaction audit paragraphs and a report on integrated audit of the Disaster Management Department.

The audit has been conducted in accordance with the Auditing Standards prescribed for the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. Audit samples have been drawn based on statistical sampling methods as well as on the basis of  judgment. The audit conclusions have been drawn and recommendations made, taking into consideration the views of the Government.

The Department of Forest and Environment (DoF&E), Government of Jharkhand is responsible for implementation of the National Forest Policy. 1988 through various schemes. Schemes for maintenance and development of natural forests were undertaken by the department, but these resulted only in limited success in the State due to irregularities in their implementation such  as improper selection of sites, plantation of banned species, high mortality rate in the plantations etc. Working Plans of some divisions were not prepared. The budget estimates were not realistic and the funds available were not fully utilised. While sizeable areas of forest land were transferred for non-forest purposes, there was no concerted effort to compensate the losses through compensatory afforestation schemes, for which funds were available. The Net Present Value of transferred forest land and the cost of compensatory afforestation were neither demanded from user agencies nor realised. Adequate land for compensatory afforestation was not made available to the department by the user agencies. The internal control system and the monitoring mechanism were ineffective.

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