Report No. 5 of 2013 - Performance and Compliance Audit on Economic Sector of Government of West Bengal

  • Date on which Report Tabled:  10 July 2014
  • Government Type:  State
  • State:  West Bengal
  • Report Type:  Compliance, Performance
  • Download Audit Report File:  Report No. 5 of 2013 - Full Report(5.9MB)


This Report covers the results of audit of the Government Departments in the Economic Sector including autonomous bodies. Audit findings in respect of "State Public Sector Undertakings" is reported separately through the Audit Report (PSUs) of the State.

The Economic Sector of the Government of West Bengal accounted for expenditure of Rs.9732.23 crore in 2011-12. Of this, the maximum expenditure was by the Public Works Department (Rs. 2303.23 crore) followed by Irrigation and Waterways Department (Rs.932.59 crore) and Agriculture Department 831.29 crore) As of December 2012, 72 Explanatory notes in respect of audit paragraphs pertaining to Economic Sector Departments were yet to be received and Action Taken Notes on 17 Recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee presented to the State Legislature had not been received. Further, as of December 2012, 659 Inspection Reports (IRs) containing 1519 paragraphs of six departments of Economic Sector issued upto December 2012 were pending settlement.

Public Works & Public Works (Roads) Department, West Bengal is responsible for construction and maintenance of the State Highways, District and Other Roads of the State and play a vital role in the socio-economic development of the State. These provide connectivity between rural and urban centres, facilitate the growth of industrial and commercial activities, enhance mobility and scope for employment, connect communities to markets and allow timely and affordable delivery of basic services like health and education leading to overall development of the State

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