New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government has said, adding that the official auditor’s report on coal blocks tabled in Parliament would be considered final only after it was examined by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The CAG report on allocation of coal blocks has pegged loss to the exchequer as on March 11 this year at a whopping Rs 1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion).
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy said, submission of “draft report” was “not going to give a message”.
“Unfortunately, CAG has a certain mandate under the constitution. According to me, CAG is not following the mandate…,” Narayanasamy said.