Comptroller and Auditor General

Fiscal deficit in HP increases by 31 per cent

As per the CAG report, the surplus of the state has consistently declined from Rs 1,137 crore in 2015-16 To Rs 314 crore in 2017-18 despite heavy devolution from the Government of India.

State of Drought

Marathwada’s 28,523 perennially drought-affected villages pray desperately that the rains will be kinder this year; Kerala’s Groundwater Department serves notice about the state heading into a severe drought with groundwater levels in most parts declining from 75 cm to 2 metres; and Tamil Nadu, already a victim of the parsimonious north-east monsoon, declaring 24 entire districts drought hit along with 38 blocks in seven districts.

Comptroller’s combat ~ I

The CAG is not a bloodhound. He is always referred to as a constitutional watchdog. There is of course an inherent systemic issue when a committed bureaucrat is appointed as CAG. He might then tend to become an extra loyal lapdog