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CAG officials to appear before PAC on rural road scheme

Statesman News Service |

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament will be holding crucial sitting of the panel on Monday to discuss, among other things, the submission and briefing by officers of the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the flagship rural road scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

The briefing will be done based on the CAG report, a parliamentary source said here on Sunday.

Sources said that "oral evidence" of the Ministry of Defence on non-compliance by the government in timely submission of Action Taken Notes will also be taken up.

The panel comprising members from both the houses of parliament and headed by Congress member K.V. Thomas will also take into account the "oral evidence of the representatives of the Ministry of Railways" on non-compliance by the ministry on submission of Action Taken Notes on the Non-Selected Audit Paragraphs.

The committee members include Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (both Trinamool), Prem Singh Chandumajra (Akali Dal), Bhartuhari Mahtab (Biju Janata Dal), P. Venugopal (AIADMK) and Kirit Somaiya, Anurag Abhishek Singh and Nishikant Dubey all from the BJP.

The panel is also likely to take up the evidence of the representatives of the ministries of Textiles, Railways, and Shipping on "Performance of Import and Export Trade Facilitation through Customs Ports" based on the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), sources said.