LAHDC of Leh & Kargil didn’t submit accounts for audit since their inception: CAG

LAHDC of Leh & Kargil didn’t submit accounts for audit since their inception: CAG

The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Growth Councils (LAHDCs) for Leh and Kargil districts have didn’t submit accounts for audit since their inception, the Comptroller and Auditor Basic of India stated, terming it a severe monetary irregularity.

The audit reviews of eight different autonomous our bodies in Jammu and Kashmir, together with each wings of Sher-e-Kashmir College of Agriculture Science and Expertise (Kashmir and Jammu) (SKUAST), J&Okay state housing board and state authorized service authority are additionally pending for a few years, the CAG stated.

The CAG, in its report on social, basic and financial (non-PSUs) within the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir for the yr ending 31 March, 2019, submitted within the parliament lately, stated 10 autonomous our bodies, together with LAHDC, Leh and LAHDC Kargil required to be audited had not furnished the annual accounts.

Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union territories of J&Okay and Ladakh in August 2019.

The LAHDC, Leh has didn’t submit accounts for audit since its inception (1995-96) though substantial funds are being launched to the Council and unspent balances on the finish of the yr stay credited in a non-lapsable fund within the Public Account of the State, the CAG stated.

The place in respect of LAHDC, Kargil which got here into existence within the yr 2004-05 is comparable and the accounts are in arrears since its inception. Non-submission/delay in submission of accounts by these our bodies receiving substantial funding from the State funds is a severe monetary irregularity persisting for years, it stated.

It stated the LAHDC acquired a grant of Rs 546.24 crore in 2018-19, whereas the LAHDC Kargil obtained Rs 597.95 crore throughout the identical monetary yr.

In view of this non-compliance, the audited accounts of those statutory our bodies haven’t up to now been introduced to the State Legislature as required beneath the Statutes beneath which these our bodies have been created. This has disadvantaged the State Legislature of the chance to evaluate their actions and monetary efficiency, the report stated.

The Compensatory Afforestation Administration and Planning Authority (J&Okay), which had not acquired any grants in 2018-19, had didn’t submit its accounts for audit for the final 10 years.

The accounts for audit of SKUAST (Kashmir) is pending for 9 years although it acquired a grant of Rs 228.60 crore in 2018-19 and equally, the SKUAST (Jammu) which had obtained a grant of Rs 101 crore in 2018-19, has didn’t submit its account for 3 years, the report stated.

The CAG stated the State Authorized Service Authority acquired a grant of Rs 12.48 crore in 2018-19, however didn’t submit its accounts for audit, whereas Khadi and Village Industries Board obtained Rs 23 crore grants in 2018-19 and its account particulars are pending for 4 years.

Different our bodies which haven’t submitted their accounts for audit embrace Jammu and Kashmir State Housing Board (seven years), Constructing and different Building Employees Welfare Board (six years) and Staff Provident Fund Board, Srinagar (4 years), the report stated, including that none of those have acquired any grants throughout 2018-19.

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