Revenue receipt outstripped by expenditure: CAG
Source: The Imphal Free Press

Imphal, July 03: The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India relating to the accounts of the Manipur government for the year 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 will be placed for approval in the Monsoon session of the state Assembly which begins tomorrow.

According to the report, the state closed the year 1999-2000 with a negative balance of Rs 124.63 crores and 2000-2001 with a balance of Rs 225.40 crores.

Revenues receipts during 1999-2000 showed a growth of 16.18% whereas revenue expenditure increased 70.46% over the previous year.

During 2000-2001, revenue receipts showed no growth whereas revenue expenditures decreased by 16.65% over the previous year.

The report has analyzed the overall budgetary control over government expenditures.

Certain issues such as injudicious re-approbation, surrender of funds, trend of recoveries and credit, unreconciled expenditure, treasury inspection and drawal of fund without immediate requirement were also analyzed.

Departments which have been highlighted for abnormality/irregularity in expenditure in the report for the year 1999-2000 are education, family welfare, finance, health, planning, GAD, home, MAHUD, TD, veterinary and animal husbandry, IFCD, PHED, PWD etc.

In 2000-2001, education, finance, health, agriculture, election, home, PHE, works, power departments etc have been included in the list.

The management of stores and stocks by PWD in 1990-2000 and power and PHED in 2000-2001 have been criticized by the audit.

The audit also discussed grants to local bodies as well as pattern and trend of collection from tax and non-tax sources of various departments.

Major observations in respect of excise, PHED and transports in the audit report of 1999-2000 and transport, power, taxation were made in the audit report of 2000-2001.