Audit Reports

Compliance Performance
West Bengal

Report No.2 of 2018 - Public Sector Undertakings, Government of West Bengal

Date on which Report Tabled:
Thu 11 Jul, 2019
Date of sending the report to Government
Thu 17 May, 2018
Government Type
Sector General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


This Report on Public Sector Undertakings for the year ended March 2017 deals with the results of audit of Government Companies and Statutory Corporations controlled by the Government of West Bengal, conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India under Section 143 (6) of the Companies Act, 2013 or the statutes governing the particular Corporations.  This Report contains significant issues arising out of the Compliance Audit and Performance Audit of Public Sector Undertakings of the Government of West Bengal under the Economic and Revenue Sector.

The Report starts with Chapter 1 on the functioning of State Public Sector Undertakings outlining the accountability framework, financial assistance to these Undertakings from the Government of West Bengal, summarised financial position and working results, response of Government to draft paras/ Performance Audits, follow up action on Audit Reports and coverage of this Report.

Chapter 2 of the Report contains one Performance Audit: Management of works by Mackintosh Burn Limited, Westinghouse Saxby Farmer Limited and Britannia Engineering Limited.

Chapter 3 of the Report discusses material findings emerging from Compliance Audit of 12 Undertakings.  This chapter contains 12 paragraphs which, inter alia, include two paragraphs of comprehensive nature, viz. Vehicular Emission by State Transport Undertakings in West Bengal during the period from 2012-13 to 2016-17 and Compliance with rules made under Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 as well as one Follow-up Audit on a Performance Audit which was previously included in the Audit Report (Commercial), 2007-08.

The aggregate monetary value of all audit observations is Rs 819.21 crore.

The instances mentioned in this Report are those, which came to notice in the course of test audit for the period 2016-17 as well as those which came to notice in earlier years, but could not be reported in previous Audit Reports; matters relating to the period subsequent to 2016-17 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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