West Bengal

Report No. 5 of 2021-Compliance Audit Report, Government of West Bengal of 2019-20

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 25 Mar, 2022
Date of sending the report to Government:
Thu 03 Feb, 2022
Government Type:
Sector General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


Overview of the Report of the C&AG on Compliance Audit of the Government of
West Bengal for the year 2019-20

This Report on Compliance Audit for the year ended March 2020 has been prepared for submission to the Governor of West Bengal under Article 151 of the Constitution of India.

This Report contains significant issues arising out of the Compliance Audit of various Departments and Autonomous Bodies of the Government of West Bengal. Audit observations on the Annual Accounts of the Government would form part of a Report on State Finances, which is being presented separately.

The Report starts with an introductory Chapter 1 outlining the audit scope, mandate, brief analysis of expenditure of the concerned Departments for the last five years, response of Government to Detailed Compliance Audits/Draft paragraphs and follow up action on Audit Reports. Chapter 2 of the Report contains the following Detailed Compliance Audits:

  • Delivery of Health Care Services in selected District Hospitals
  • Working of West Bengal Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board
  • Functioning of Krishak Bazars in West Bengal
  • Adequacy (sufficiency, assessment of quality) of Working Women’s Hostels
  • Construction and Functioning of Hostels under School Education, Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development Departments

Chapter 3 of the Report discusses significant individual findings emerging from Compliance Audit of various Departments. This chapter contains 25 individual compliance audit paragraphs.

The instances mentioned in this Report are those, which came to notice in the course of test‑audit for the period 2019‑20 as well as those which came to notice in earlier years, but could not be reported in previous Audit Reports and instances relating to the period subsequent to 2019‑20 have also been included, wherever necessary.

The audit has been conducted in conformity with the Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.


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