Report No. 23 of 2009 - Compliance Audit on Autonomous Bodies, Union Government(Civil)

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 07 May, 2010
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
Union Department
Sector General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


In 2008-09, there were 292 Central autonomous bodies whose accounts were to be certified under Sections 19(2) and 20(1) of the CAG's (DPC) Act, 1971. Government of India released Rs. 24845.65 crore towards grants/loans to 235 bodies during 2008-09. Information on the amount of government grants released to ten bodies was not available. Accounts for 2007-08 of 278 Central autonomous bodies were to be made available for audit by 30 June 2008 and audited accounts were to be placed before the Parliament by 31 December 2008. Of these, accounts of 123 bodies were submitted for audit within the stipulated time. The accounts of six autonomous bodies were not submitted for for audit by the concerned organisation as of December 2009.

Bureau of Indian Standards-Due to improper planning and ineffective monitoring BIS incurred infructuous expenditure of Rs. 55.04 lakh. Besides, the unspent balance of Rs. 26.43 lakh remained to be recovered from NBCC.All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences-The Institute suffered a loss of Rs. 95.68 lakh during April 2004 to December 2008 due to under-recovery of water charges from its staff.The Institute did not recover cess of Rs. 34.75 lakh from the bills of contractors required under the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act,1996 and pay to the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti-Samiti failed to construct the office building and training Institute on land acquired in April 2002 for the purpose. This resulted in avoidable expenditure of Rs. 2.53 crore on rent and extension charges.Delhi University-The University procured equipment costing Rs. 4.06 crore during 2007-08 without preparing the site for installation. This resulted in the equipment remaining idle. Besides, the research scholars were denied the intended benefit of sophisticated equipment. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-The Institute made an irregular payment of Rs. 1.35 crore towards scholarship to its Ph. D scholars at revised rates from 1 April 2007 instead of 1 April 2008 pending decision of the Ministry.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)-IGNOU ignored the recommendation of the Technical Advisory and Paper Purchase Committee and procured 2.47 lakh reams of paper at higher rate by rejecting valid quotation of lower rate. This resulted in avoidable expenditure of Rs. 56.56 lakh.National Institute of Technology, Durgapur and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur-The Institutes failed to recover rent at rates prescribed by Government of India from hanks and suffered a loss of revenue of Rs. 75.03 lakh.

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