Press Esc to close
Wednesday 22 October 2014
News updated at 2:50 AM IST
Weather
Max: 25.4°C
Min : 20.2°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

CAG office rubbishes former 2G auditor's claims

New Delhi, Nov 23,2012 (IANS):
CAG Vinod Rai, File photo - PTI

The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General Friday refused to join issue over a former auditor's claims on 2G spectrum allocation that have sparked a political row, saying it does not react to media reports. 

"We do not react to media reports about our reports," a CAG official said tersely when IANS sought a response from the country's official auditor. 

R.P. Singh, who was Director General of Audit with the CAG of India, in an interview with a private television channel Thursday claimed that thwe opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi as the chief of the parliamentary panel inquiring the 2G scam had spoken to CAG officials a day before the 2G report was released. 
Singh also in the interview questioned the CAG's estimate of the presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the 2G spectrum allocation.

 He said the loss due to the first-come-first-served policy then followed by the government was Rs.37,000 crore and this too was entirely "recoverable". 


Rubbishing all this, the CAG official told IANS, "The CAG report in question (the Rs.1.76 lakh crore loss) bears the counter signature of R.P. Singh who was the DG and was the auditor concerned for the telecom sector."

Singh's claims, however, have provided fodder for the ruling Congress party to go on the offensive on the 2G scam and attack the BJP and the CAG.

After a meeting of the Congress core group, Sonia Gandhi said she thought the BJP has been "exposed". 

The Left also said the BJP as well as the CAG should respond to the allegation.
But Joshi, who heads the Public Accounts Committee, said: "This man (Singh) himself presented the report to the PAC. Why didn't he say that he did not agree at that time.

 All this is an attempt by the government to malign the CAG and R.P. Singh is a part of that attempt. "

"The government is targeting the institution of the CAG to hide its own misdemeanours. It is a part of that campaign," Joshi added. 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

A huge rangoli in front of Swaminarayan Temple...

A huge rangoli in front of Swaminarayan Temple...

Volunteers of Azad Hind taking out a procession to mark the Azad Hind Foundation Day...

Volunteers of Azad Hind taking out a procession to mark the Azad Hind Foundation Day...

Family members paying tribute to police martyrs during Police Commemoration Day...

Family members paying tribute to police martyrs during Police Commemoration Day...

TRS activists set affire chairs at the TDP office in Nalgonda...

TRS activists set affire chairs at the TDP office in Nalgonda...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523