Nation Current Affairs 07 Jun 2018 CAG focus now moves ...

CAG focus now moves to central schemes

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SANJIB KR BARUAH
Published Jun 7, 2018, 6:13 am IST
Updated Jun 7, 2018, 6:13 am IST
If the policy passes muster, it will have a lot of ramifications for government spending.
Comptroller and Auditor General
 Comptroller and Auditor General

New Delhi: In a move that has huge ramifications for the all the government schemes, especially in the social and the health sectors, the Comptroller and Auditor General is mulling the possibility of extending its mandate to examining whether projects like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Namami Ganga, primary education schemes, vaccination drives etc are serving their purpose in letter and spirit and not just in achieving the target numbers.

“We are internally examining the possibility of measuring outcomes of the various government schemes. As a next step, we will call in experts and find out if such an effort is possible for various schemes and whether tools and parameters to measure outcomes can be built. After all, audit is a tool to assist governance”, said Rajiv Mehrishi, CAG said.

 

If the policy passes muster, it will have a lot of ramifications for government spending, selection of welfare schemes, their planning, manner of execution and follow-ups.

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