This Report contains four performance audits on (i) Education, Research and Extension activities in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya,
(ii) Establishment and Regulation of Private Universities, (iii) Flood protection and flood control and (iv) Information Technology Audit on e-Procurement Project and 26 audit paragraphs including thematic paragraphs.
Education, Research and Extension activities in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya: Performance audit of education, research and extension activities in Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (CSKHPKV) highlighted many financial irregularities, shortage of faculty affecting quality of education, shortfall in enrolment of students in different programmes and delay in completion of research projects.
Establishment and Regulation of Private Universities: For establishment of private universities, the State Government passed the Himachal Pradesh Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2006 and notified Guidelines for Establishing Private University in Himachal Pradesh in 2008 (modified in 2009). Performance audit of Establishment and Regulation of Private Universities showed irregularities relating to approval of courses without inspection, shortage of staff, shortage of faculty and infrastructure in private universities, faculty without minimum prescribed qualification, non-accreditation by private universities, etc.
Flood protection and flood control: A performance audit of implementation of flood protection projects in the State of Himachal Pradesh showed execution of flood protection projects/ works without adequate planning, delay in execution/ completion of the projects and ineffective monitoring.
Information Technology Audit on e-Procurement Project: The State Government introduced (June 2011) electronic procurement (e-Procurement) project aimed at increasing the efficiency and transparency in procurement of goods, works and services. The performance audit of the conception and implementation of the project showed deficiencies relating to system design, non-mapping of business rules, inadequate mapping of digital signature certificate, etc.
In addition to above, 26 paragraphs including thematic paragraphs with financial implication of Rs 595.88 crore relating to excess payment, unfruitful/ infructuous/ unproductive expenditure, irregular withdrawal and blocking of funds are included in the Report.