PAC discusses CAG’s Audit Paras related to Home Deptt

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Srinagar—A meeting of the Committee on Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Legislative Assembly was  held here today under the chairmanship of legislator Mohammad Akbar Lone to discuss the Audit Paras pertaining to the Home Department.

Threadbare discussions were held on the Comptroller and Auditor General’s Audit Paras pertaining to the Home Department for the year 2015-16.

Legislators, Shamima Firdous, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Javid Mustafa Mir, Ghulam Nabi Monga, and Firdous Ahmed Tak attended the meeting and gave their suggestions regarding the observation of CAGs and the reply of the Home Department.

The Committee directed the concerned to take up the matter with the Finance department for release of additional funds for the purpose of providing Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants (SPPs) to Police Establishments (PAs) under Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

While discussing the Audit Para regarding irregular payments on the hiring of vehicles, the Chairman constituted a Sub- Committee under the chairmanship of legislator Mohammad Yusuf Bhat to look into the reply of the Home department which will report to the committee within the shortest possible time for further course of action on the matter.

Principal Secretary, Home, R.K. Goel and Director General of Police, S P Vaid briefed the Committee about the CAGs observations mentioned in its report and action taken on reply submitted the Department. Accountant General CAG, H Abbas also briefed the Committee about the CAGs observations.

Among others, Special Director General, HQ, J&K  V.K. Singh, IGP Kashmir Zone, Muneer Khan, Secretary, Home Department, Maneesha Sharma, Special Secretary, Legislative Assembly, R.L. Sharma, besides senior officers of Police and Assembly Secretariat were also present in the meeting.

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