Serious irregularities noticed in audit are included in the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Audit Reports) and presented to the State Legislature. According to the instructions issued by the Finance Department, Government of Sikkim, all the concerned administrative departments were required to furnish explanatory notes on the paragraphs/ Performance Audits included in the Audit Reports within one month from the date of issue of the Audit Reports.

It was, however, noticed that as of November 2019, in 12.5 per cent cases, the concerned administrative departments had not submitted the explanatory notes on the paragraphs/Performance Audits included in the Audit Report pertaining to the year 2012-13. In respect of Audit Reports for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, explanatory notes had not been submitted by concerned departments in 78, 47, 75, 94 and 100 per cent cases respectively.

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