Report No.15 of 2017 - Compliance audit Union Government Army and Ordnance Factories Reports of Defence Services

Overview

This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India contains the results of audit of the financial transactions and performance reviews of projects/schemes of Ministry of Defence pertaining to Army, Ordnance Factories, Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Military Engineer Services and Border Roads Organisation in 2015-16. Audits scrutinized transactions relating to expenditure, receipts, assets and liabilities of the audited entities to ascertain whether the provisions of the Constitution of India, applicable laws, rules, regulations and various orders and instructions issued by the competent authorities are being complied with.

The Report contains a total of 28 audit paragraphs (including six performance reviews) which are divided into seven chapters. Some of the important paragraphs relating to functioning of Directorate General Married Accommodation Project (MAP), Loss  in procurement of Jelly Filled cable, Overhauling and procurement of microlite aircraft, Management of Defence Owned Railway Wagons/ Coaches, Ammunition Management in Army – Follow up Audit,

loss due to non-recovery of rent and premium in respect of Mobile Towers installed in a Military Station, Wasteful expenditure on procurement of incompatible equipment, Unnecessary expenditure on cattle perimeter fencing, excess payment of electricity charges amounting to ` 32.13 crore, Avoidable extra expenditure, Development of an Integrated Aerostat Surveillance System, Performance of Ordnance Factory Board, Management of Import Contract in Ordnance Factories, Non-revision of Labour Estimates after introduction of CNC machines and incorrect payment of Piece Work Profit, Management of Manufacture Warrants, Procurement of defective Radiators, Avoidable loss of `31.32 crore towards rejection of empty Fuze A-670M due to delay in defect investigation, Avoidable rejection due to failure to diagnose exact causes of rejections, Under utilisation of costly machines, Delay in production of BLT variant of Tank T-72 etc. are reflected in the Report No.15 of 2017 (Defence Services)

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