President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mehrishi (62) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was attended by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other dignitaries, they said.
Mehrishi started as SDO of Ajmer and gradually climbed the bureaucratic ladder to become the Home Secretary of India
This leads to the government losing out Rs12,229.24 crore as payment from spectrum usage charges and interest. These charges are computed by using telecom companies’ revenue as the base. On the basis of this report government has once again appointed special auditors to check irregularities in telecom company’s accounts.
"The percentage of recovery of electric charges including the duty against the realisable arrears (amounting to Rs 3,868.52 crore) ranged between 40 and 60 per cent during the period 2011-12 to 2015-16," the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on the revenue sector in J&K for the year ended March 31, 2016, said.
The CAG's revenue report, tabled on Friday before the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature concluded, also showed that the outstanding amount on vehicle tax was as high as Rs 1,156.63 crore as on March 31, 2016.
While the Motor Vehicle Tax Rules provided for exemption from payment of tax for some charitable, cultural, welfare or philanthropic institutions. The government has not issued any notification listing eligible institutions for allowing such exemption under the Rules.
Government auditor CAG said that about one-third of the firms, listed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC), were not in the database of the Income Tax Department.
State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) would have saved Rs 35,701.81 crore interest burden during 2011-16 had the government released food subsidy on time, the CAG said.
The report finds that the company did not use the ECB loan resulting in some funds lying idle as far as phase 3 implementation was concerned
After the CAG report, the Railways began the process of doing away with providing blankets in AC compartments and is instead regulating the temperature inside the coaches so that passengers don't shiver.
"The non-debt resources transferred by the central government... financed 60 per cent of the total expenditure of the state government during 2015-16," stated the CAG report for the year to March 2016.
The incomplete projects had a total sanctioned cost of Rs 3,944.45 crore which was revised to Rs 4,484.68 crore, reveals the latest CAG report on state finances for the year ended March 31, 2016.
The government auditor has also found that most PSBs have a lower market value compared to their book value, because of which they could have a difficulty in approaching markets for additional capital infusion
Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC) is given the responsibility to offer agriculture insurance schemes to those in need. It is run by the Government of India.
Eight states including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar have delayed the approval of project reports for flood control
Some of the 12 major ports, including Mumbai and Kolkata, have lost over Rs 53.5 crore on account of under-recovery or revenue loss, government auditor CAG has said
The Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) has recommended an increase in funds for State Transport Corporations to meet the claims of accident victims.
Besides, Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode has also been accused of extending GPF-cum-pension scheme to its employees without government approval.
A CAG report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, pointed out many anomalies in the implementation of schemes like National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY)
More bad news coming in for telecom companies. Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) audits six private telecom companies and finds understatement of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of Rs 61,064 crore between FY11 and FY15.
A report by the country's top audit body, tabled in the just-concluded session of the Assembly, shows tardy performance of the state's PSUs.
In the first meeting of PAC headed by its new chairman, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, members also raised the issue of tax evasion by companies by misusing trusts, a PAC member present at the meeting said.
Pointing out that the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is the biggest landlord in the city, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has revealed plans for a dream project, to develop R
Accusing the Congress of painting Aadhaar as a curse, the government Monday asserted that no poor person would be deprived of the subsidy benefits by making the Aadhaar mandatory and that privacy of individuals will be protected.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) incurred over Rs 70 crore loss, partly due to non-inclusion of certain portion of land in relation to lease agreement for the Delhi airport, CAG said today.