Compliance Performance
West Bengal

Report No. 1 of 2021-General & Social Sector, Government of West Bengal of 2018-19

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 25 Mar, 2022
Date of sending the report to Government
Mon 19 Apr, 2021
Government Type
Sector General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


Overview of the Report of the C&AG on General & Social Sector of Government of
West Bengal for the year 2018-19

This Report on General and Social Sector for the year ended March 2019 has been prepared for submission to the Governor of West Bengal under Article 151 of the Constitution of India.

This Report contains significant issues arising out of the Compliance Audit and Performance Audit of various Departments and Autonomous Bodies of the Government of West Bengal under the General and Social Sector. Audit observations on the Annual Accounts of the Government would form part of a Report on State Finances, which is being presented separately.

The Report starts with an introductory Chapter 1 outlining the audit scope, mandate, brief analysis of expenditure of the Departments under General and Social Sector for the last five years, response of Government to Draft paras/Performance Audits and follow up action on Audit Reports. Chapter 2 of the Report contains a Performance Audit titled “Outcome of Higher Education in West Bengal”:

Chapter 3 of the Report discusses significant findings emerging from Compliance Audit of various Departments. This chapter contains 12 draft paragraphs which inter alia include one paragraph of comprehensive nature, viz “Management of Fire Services in West Bengal”.

The instances mentioned in this Report are those, which came to notice in the course of test‑audit for the period 2018‑19 as well as those which came to notice in earlier years, but could not be reported in previous Audit Reports and instances relating to the period subsequent to 2018‑19 have also been included, wherever necessary.

The audit has been conducted in conformity with the Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.





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