This Report on Public Sector Undertakings for the year ended March 2016 deals with the results of audit of Government Companies and Statutory Corporations owned by the Government of West Bengal conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India under Section 143 (6) of the Companies Act, 2013 or the statutes governing the particular Corporations.
This Report contains significant issues arising out of the Compliance Audit and Performance Audits of Public Sector Undertakings of the Government of West Bengal under the Economic and Revenue Sector.
The Report starts with Chapter 1 on the functioning of State Public Sector Undertakings outlining the accountability framework, financial assistance to these Undertakings from the Government of West Bengal, summarised financial position and working results, response of Government to draft paras/ Performance Audits and follow up action on Audit Reports.
Chapter 2 of the Report contains two performance audits:
Billing and Collection of Revenue including IT Audit by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited
Management of physical infrastructure and skill augmentation for IT Sector by West Bengal State Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited
Chapter 3 of the Report discusses material findings emerging from Compliance Audit of six Undertakings. This chapter contains 10 paragraphs which, inter alia, include one paragraph of comprehensive nature, viz. Lease management in Industrial Estates and Commercial Estates. Total monetary value of all the audit observations is ` 584.07 crore.
The instances mentioned in this Report are those, which came to notice in the course of test audit for the period 2015-16 as well as those which came to notice in earlier years, but could not be reported in previous Audit Reports; matters relating to the period subsequent to 2015-16 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.