This Report contains significant audit findings which arose from the compliance audit of the financial transactions of Civil Ministries. It contains 17 chapters. Chapter I gives a brief introduction while Chapters II to XVI present detailed audit observations. Chapter XVII presents a summarised position of the Action Taken Notes furnished by the Ministries to the Audit Reports of the earlier years.
Delhi Milk Scheme an undertaking of the Ministry of Agriculture, had accumulated losses amounting to Rs.838.67 crore up to March 2012. Audit noted several deficiencies in its financial management. The cash management system adopted in DMS was not cost effective. Gross violations were noticed in the disbursement and adjustment of advances provided to departmental officers/officials. Further, it was found that about 87 per cent to 90 per cent of the expenditure in DMS was incurred from the Personal Deposit Account during 2009-12 which meant that the necessary checks ensured by the PAO system were bypassed.
The Ministry released a sum of Rs.1.92 crore to NABARD under the scheme "Salvaging and rearing of Male Buffalo Calves" based on an incomplete proposal and in violation of Scheme provisions. Resultantly the amount could not be utilized by NABARD leading to blocking of funds for more than nine months.The permission of the Ministry to enhance the service charge per visa applicant by 12 per cent of the existing rates on the basis of increase in property tax resulted in undue financial benefit of Rs.3.45 crore to the service provider from October 2011 to December 2012.