Raipur, Sep 13: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has pointed out that balances amounting to Rs 669.76 crore under Public Accounts along with balance under Capital Section Rs 5,755.20 crore and Loans and Advances Rs 2,176.05 crore remained to be apportioned between the successor States Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh even after almost two decades of the reorganization of the erstwhile State of Madhya Pradesh with effect from November 2000.
Above disclosure was made in the CAG report on State Finances for the year ended 31 March 2017. CAG further recommended the state government to take up the required liaison with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to expedite the apportionment of balances under Public Accounts, Capital Section and loans and Advances between the two successor States. Regarding the follow ups on Audit Report on State Finances, the CAG report stated that no discussion on the audit reports of State Finances has been done in Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Chhattisgarh Assembly till date whereas the State Finances Report is being presented to the State Legislature from 2008-09 onwards.
Regarding the impact on Revenue Surplus and Fiscal Deficit, the CAG report said that the impact of incorrect booking/accounting of expenditure and revenue resulted in overstatement of Revenue Surplus by Rs 1,509.67 crore and understatement of Fiscal Deficit to the tune of Rs 30.79 crore.
Rs 36 crore illegally parked outside Treasury
CAG has come up with recommendations that Government should take necessary action to avoid parking funds and take disciplinary action against the departmental officers who irregular park government money outside the Government Accounts. CAG during the scrutiny of records of 10 DDOs noticed that Rs 36 crore of different schemes pertaining to the period from 2011-16 was withdrawn from Treasury and parked in bank accounts.
Even after lapse of one to five years, the amount was neither utilized nor deposited back in Government Accounts.
Government of Chhattisgarh has not made its matching contributions of Rs 23.98 core under New Pension Scheme as of 31 March 2017. According to the CAG report, as on 31 March 2017, the amount of Rs 29.27 crore under Public Accounts, Pending transfer to NSDL/Trustee Bank.