Audit Reports

Compliance Performance
West Bengal

Report No.3 of 2017 - General and Social Sector Government of West Bengal

Date on which Report Tabled:
Wed 07 Mar, 2018
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
Sector General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


This Report on General and Social Sector for the year ended March 2016 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 Audits 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 following performance audits:


National Rural Health Mission


Secondary Education in West Bengal


Schemes implemented by Housing Department

Chapter 3 of the Report discusses material findings emerging from Compliance Audit of various Departments. This chapter contains 17 paragraphs which inter alia include five paragraphs of comprehensive nature, viz.

  • IT Audit of e-enabled services in the Backward Classes Welfare Department,
  • Identification of beneficiaries and disbursement of loans by State Corporations,
  • Implementation of Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006,
  • Preservation of historical monuments and archaeological sites &
  • Execution of flyover projects by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.

The instances mentioned in this Report are those, which came to notice in the course of test audit for the period 2015-16 as well as those which came to notice in earlier years, but could not be reported in previous Audit Reports; instances relating to the period subsequent to 2015-16 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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