CAG raises questions on UP's Kumbh spending

Fund diversion: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has said in its latest report that the UP government diverted Rs 67.87 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for procurement of rescue equipment for the Kumbh Mela in 2019. The funds meant for the purpose should have been met from the state budget, the national auditor says.Missing accounts: The CAG has pointed out that the Kumbh Mela Adhikari (KMA) failed effectively in monitoring tents and furniture due to which the vendor claimed payment for compensation of Rs 21.75 crore on missing items. The report said that the actual amount payable on account for missing items was not ascertained by the KMA.

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  • NEWS Date 2021-August-24
  • News Category National

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