Chandigarh: The CAG has slammed Haryana government departments for being unresponsive to audit observations including inspection reports (IR) involving financial consideration of Rs 3,632.59 crore.

In its performance audit report, tabled in the Assembly in Chandigarh on Tuesday, the CAG has said that departments including PWD and social justice and empowerment have failed to ensure prompt and timely action on audit observations in outstanding IRs.

A review of IRs issued up to March 2012 of various offices of the Public Works Department (Buildings and Roads) and Social Justice and Empowerment Department disclosed that 1,154 'paragraphs' of 422 IRs with money value of Rs 3,632.59 crore remained outstanding as on 30 June 2012, the report said.

"Of these, 186 paragraphs involving 124 IRs were more than five years old," it noted. After periodical inspection of government departments, the Principal Accountant General (Audit) issues IRs to the heads of the offices, which are audited.

The executive authorities are expected to promptly rectify the defects and omissions pointed out and submit compliance reports to the Principal Accountant General (Audit) within six weeks.

(Agencies)

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