Audit Reports

Compliance Performance

Report no. 3 of 2019 - General, Social and Economic Sectors Government of Meghalaya

Date on which Report Tabled:
Thu 19 Dec, 2019
Date of sending the report to Government
Tue 05 Nov, 2019
Government Type
Sector Taxes and Duties,General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


This Report contains two performance audits viz. (i) Performance Audit on Management of Prisons in Meghalaya and (ii) Performance Audit on Implementation of rural connectivity projects with NABARD loans’ and eight compliance audit paragraphs.

This Report is organised into five chapters. Chapter I deals with ‘General Sector’, Chapter II deals with ‘Social Sector’, Chapter III deals with ‘Economic Sector’, Chapter IV deals with ‘Economic Sector (Public Sector Undertakings)’ and Chapter V deals with ‘Follow up of Audit Observations’.

Chapter I contains one performance audit on ‘Management of Prisons in Meghalaya’ and one compliance audit paragraph on the issue of irregular release of Discretionary grants to MLAs relating to Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Secretariat.

Chapter II contains three compliance audit paragraphs. The three observations are on the issue of avoidable expenditure and failure to operationalise the Blood Storage Units and Blood Component Separation Laboratory relating to Health and Family Welfare Department and infructuous expenditure relating to Public Health Engineering and Power Departments.

Chapter III contains one performance audit on ‘Implementation of rural connectivity projects with NABARD loans’ and five compliance audit paragraphs. The compliance audits observations are on the issues of ‘utilisation of 13th Finance Commission grants’ relating to Agriculture and Public Health Engineering Departments, extra expenditure relating to Agriculture Department, admittance of subsidy claims relating to Commerce and Industries Department and wasteful expenditure relating to Community & Rural Development Department.

Chapter IV of the Report relates to the functioning of State Public Sector Undertakings.

Chapter V relates to issues relating to follow up of Audit Reports on issues of (i) Failure to submit suo motu explanatory notes, (ii) Discussion of Audit Reports by PAC/COPU, (iii) Response of the departments to the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee, and (iv) Outstanding Inspection Reports and Paragraphs, and (v) Committees for disposal of outstanding audit observations.

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