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Compliance Performance
Meghalaya

Report No.3 of 2022 - Audit Report on Social and Economic Sectors for the year ended 31 March 2020, Government of Meghalaya.

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 16 Sep, 2022
Date of sending the report to Government
Tue 26 Jul, 2022
Government Type
State
Sector Environment and Sustainable Development,Agriculture and Rural Development,Social Welfare,Power & Energy

Overview

This Report contains two performance audits viz. (i) Direct Benefit Transfer in Meghalaya’ and (ii) ‘Development and Promotion of Horticulture in the State of Meghalaya’; one Subject Specific Compliance Audit paragraph on ‘Implementation of Chief Minister’s Social Assistance Scheme in Meghalaya’ and eight compliance audit paragraphs.

This Report is organised into four chapters. Chapter I deals with ‘Social Sector’, Chapter II deals with ‘Economic Sector’, Chapter III deals with ‘Economic Sector (Public Sector Undertakings)’ and Chapter IV deals with ‘Follow up of Audit Observations’.

Chapter I contains one Subject Specific Compliance Audit paragraph on ‘Implementation of Chief Minister’s Social Assistance Scheme in Meghalaya’ and one compliance audit paragraph. The observation is on ‘excess expenditure’ relating to Public Health Engineering Department.

Chapter II contains two performance audits on (i) ‘Direct Benefit Transfer in Meghalaya’ and (ii) ‘Development and Promotion of Horticulture in the State of Meghalaya’ and three compliance audit paragraphs. The three observations are on the issues of (i) ‘idle expenditure’ & (ii) ‘undue financial benefit to contractors’ relating to Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Department and (iii) ‘injudicious expenditure’ relating to Public Work Department.

Chapter III of the Report contains one paragraph the functioning of State Public Sector Undertakings and four compliance audit paragraphs. The four observations are on the issue of (i) ‘irregular payment of additional retirement benefits’ relating to Commerce & Industries Department, (ii) ‘undue dependency of MMDC on the Grants-in-aid of the State Government for its existence’ & (iii) ‘infructuous expenditure’ relating to Mining & Geology Department and (iv) ‘avoidable expenditure’ relating to Transport Department.

Chapter IV relates to follow up of Audit Reports on issues of (i) Response of the Departments to audit findings, (ii) Response of the Government to audit observations, (iii) Response of the Government to audit paragraphs that featured in earlier reports, (iv) Discussion of Audit Reports by Public Accounts Committee/Committee on Public Undertakings (PAC/COPU) and (v) Response of the departments to the recommendations of the PAC/COPU.

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