CAG rejects claims of leakage of audit reports before tabling in Parliament

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 06:30 hrs

Participating in a seminar here on Monday, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Vinod Rai, rejected claims that his office had leaked reports pertaining to the 2G-Spectrum, coal block allocation and Commonwealth Games scams before they were tabled in Parliament.

"The CAG reports on different matters is in the public domain. We stick to our calculations in the coal block allocation issue and others. If there is a debate, let it be," Rai said while replying to a question on the criticism of CAG's figures in certain scams.

Stating that every report issued by the CAG was genuine, Rai said: "We do it on the basis of certain substances."

"There is no question of any leakage. It is very simple. We are part of the RTI (Right to Information). If we are preparing a report and someone has asked a certain question under RTI, we have to give it to him orher," he added.

"There is a ruling of the Central Information Commission saying that anybody wanting anything during the report preparation can get the reply," Rai further said.

On the accountability of the CAG, Rai said: "The job of the CAG is to audit, prepare reports and place them in Parliament. What the Parliament or its Public Accounts Committee (PAC) does after that, is not under us." (ANI with inputs)

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