In the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Revenue Sector of the Government of Kerala for the years ended 31 March 2014 to 31 March 2018 placed before the State Legislative Assembly between 11 March 2015 to 12 February 2020, 136 paragraphs were included. The action taken explanatory notes from the Departments concerned on 50 paragraphs were received late with delay ranging from four months to 53 months in respect of these Audit Reports and action taken on the rest of the paras are yet to be received. Action taken explanatory notes in respect of 18 paragraphs from four departments (Taxes, Excise, Transport and R&DM) have not been received for the Audit Report for the year ended 31 March 2018 so far.

The PAC discussed 14 paragraphs pertaining to the Audit Reports for the years from 2014 to 2018. PAC Reports have been received on these paras during the respective tenures of the Committee during the period 2019-2021.

It was noticed that five departments did not submit action taken explanatory notes on Audit paragraphs as of in respect of 86 paragraphs (70 individual and 16 PA/Review paragraphs) featured in the C&AG’s Audit Reports from the year ended 31 March 2014. In respect of 70 individual transaction audit paragraphs, compliance was not furnished by four departments. The departments largely responsible for non-submission of action taken explanatory notes were Taxes, Transport and R&DM. The non-receipt of Action Taken Notes (ATNs) were brought to the notice of the Chief Secretary to the Government in the Apex Committee meetings held on 08 December 2016, 15 June 2017, 11 December 2017, 23 June 2018, 18 December 2018 and 11 February 2020.

Action Taken Notes on PAC recommendations have not been received in respect of 121 recommendations of the PAC from four Departments i.e., Taxes, Excise, Transport and R&DM (January 2020).

The Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Public Sector Undertakings, Government of Kerala for the period upto 31 March 2014 were discussed by CoPU. Four subsequent reports, upto 31 March 2018, containing 49 paragraphs (includes Performance Audit also) were placed before the Legislative Assembly between 28 June 2016 and 24 August 2020. The Remedial Measures Taken Statements in respect of 21 out of the 49 paragraphs are awaited (as on 31 March 2021) from the Administrative Departments concerned.

Statements of Action Taken on 276 recommendations of CoPU are also awaited as on 31 March 2021.

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