Compliance Performance
Madhya Pradesh

Report No. 4 of 2014 - Compliance and Performance Audit on Economic Sector of Government of Madhya Pradesh

Date on which Report Tabled:
Tue 22 Jul, 2014
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
State
Sector Transport & Infrastructure,Agriculture and Rural Development

Overview

This Report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Economic (Non-PSUs) Sector, Government of Madhya Pradesh for the year ended 31 March 2013 includes six Performance Audits and 15 paragraphs arising from audit of the financial transactions. Total money value of audit observations is Rs.293.71 crore. A summary of the important findings is given below:                          
 
The responsibility of planning, designing and construction of bridges and railway over bridges in the State is with Public Works Department. Construction of the bridge works was funded from the State Plan Budget, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and Central Road Fund. During the period 2008-13, expenditure ofRs.695.50 crore was incurred on construction of 385 bridges. A performance audit of 'Construction of Bridges' showed deficiencies in planning, execution, contract management and monitoring of the execution of works. Important audit findings are as under:

There was lack of planning and investigation for bridge works. Selection of unsuitable sites, inadequate survey and investigation delayed execution of 20 bridges from one month to eight years and resulted increase in cost by Rs.11.40 crore. Due to inappropriate drawings and designs, Tawa bridge (cost: Rs.4.19 crore) and approaches of Kurel bridge and Sitarewa bridge were washed away.

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