Compliance Performance
Himachal Pradesh

Report No. 3 of 2013 - Compliance and Performance Audit on Social,General and Economic Sector (Non Public Sector Undertakings) of Government of Himachal Pradesh

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 21 Feb, 2014
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
State
Sector Transport & Infrastructure,Environment and Sustainable Development,Agriculture and Rural Development,Social Welfare,Education, Health & Family Welfare,Social Infrastructure

Overview

This Report contains three Performance audits on Himachal Pradesh State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority, Medical Education and Research and Working of Public Works Department and 22 paragraphs involving Rs. 1258.95 erore relating to excess/ wasteful/ unfruitful/ infructuous/ avoidable unproductive expenditure, undue favour to contractors, idle investment, blocking of funds, diversion of funds, etc. Some of the major findings are mentioned  below:
A performance audit of Himachal Pradesh State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority was conducted. Some major findings are given below:

An unspent amount of Rs. 21.51 crore in respect of catchment area treatment Plans of hydro electric projects pertaining to 2002-06 was not credited into Ad hoc CAMPA and remained with the State Government as of May 2013.  
In 142 cases of diversion of forest land (between October 2002 and April 2008),the Department did not realise the net present value (NPV) of Rs. 25.85 crore.

Against total available funds of Rs.188.38 crore during 2009-13, the State CAMPA could utilise Rs.127.09 crore only and year-wise percentage utilisation during the above period ranged between four and 48.
 
As against required Compensatory Afforestation for an area of 8160.46 hectares during 2006-12, 2789.51 hectares was covered during the above period, resulting in shortfall of 66 per cent.
 
The allotment of rim plantation of Kol Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) and plantation work under CAT Plan of Larji HEP to an outside agency led to cost escalation of Rs. 18.63 crore (Kol Dam: Rs. 12.22 crore and Larji: Rs. 6.41 crore).
 
Monitoring mechanism was ineffective as the specified inspections of CAMPA works were not carried out by the functionaries at the field and State level. Besides, the prescribed system of concurrent monitoring and evaluation had not been evolved as of May 2013.

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