This Report contains major findings arising out of Performance and Compliance Audits of various Departments under the Economic Sector of the Government of Madhya Pradesh conducted during 2016-17. The Report is structured in three chapters. Chapter-I provides general information about audited entities, audit coverage and responses of the Government to the Audit Inspection Reports/Audit Reports. Chapter-II of Report contains Performance Audit of ‘Construction of Omkareshwar Sagar Project (Canals)’. Chapter-III presents one Compliance Audit Para of ‘Construction of Pench Diversion Project’ and eight Audit Paragraphs.
Audit Paragraphs involves issues regarding cost overrun due to delayed execution of compensatory afforestation by Forest Department, blockage of funds under horticulture schemes and irregular release of funds by Horticulture Department, non-imposition of penalty for delay and irregular payment of mobilization advance in Narmada Valley Development Department. Irregularities reported in Water Resources Department involves extra cost due to award of work to ineligible contractor, extra cost in canal works in Pawai Medium Irrigation Project, extra cost due to application of incorrect rates for earth work and another case of irregular payment to the contractor is also reported.
The audit findings included in the Report have total money value of ` 572.27 crore involving issues of systemic deficiencies, irregular expenditure, avoidable extra expenditure, etc.