Finding no completion reports for 78 railway projects commissioned 24 years ago, a parliamentary panel has said if a test audit could reveal so many instances of non-preparation of reports, the “quantum” of such cases, across zones, at present would be much more.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in its report on the “Accounting of Projects in Indian Railways” said that this raised “serious doubts” about the possibility of adding on expenditure even after completion of actual work as the books were kept open for such a long time.
The PAC said that the engineering code stipulates that completion reports have to be prepared in order to compare the cost of work actually incurred with that provided in the sanctioned estimate.
“The Committee is shocked to observe that there is no explanation by the Ministry as to why Completion Reports of 78 projects commissioned twenty four years ago were not prepared. Read More
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