CAG auditor questions 2G loss figure

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 06:27 hrs

CAG principal auditor R.P. Singh on Friday said the agency's 2G report was audited without guidelines and influenced by Public Accounts Committee chairman Murli Manohar Joshi.

Singh disowned the report and said he was merely asked to sign on it.

"This loss figure (of Rs 1.76 lakh crore) did appear before me in a draft audit report submitted by my field office. I carried out discussion with them. I asked for the supporting documents, on what basis they are saying these are the losses. They said, ´we are taking it as presumption´. I said in performance audit there is nothing called presumption loss. So I deleted this figure and while forwarding my version of report, I clearly mentioned why I am deleting these figures. It seems that at the time of examination in CAG office, these loss figures were restored," Singh told a news channel.

Reacting to this, parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath said, "This matter will be discussed in Parliament today. Many members have called me that they want an investigation. It´s a serious matter."

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