Ghaziabad authority to undergo CAG audit

Photo of the Ghaziabad authority.

New Delhi: Fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pre-poll promise under the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the state of officials of housing and urban planning department have given permission to the comptroller and auditor general of India to audit the Ghaziabad authority.

Earlier, the authority officials refused to undergo a CAG audit of their accounts. However, in June 2016, the state officials had maintained that GDA did not fall under the domain of a CAG audit.

While talking to the media, the finance controller of GDA, TR Yadav went on to say: “The government order (dated April 7) was received by us and the CAG audit will be initiated as directed. Earlier, there was a denial but now they (state officials) have given a go-ahead (for the audit).”

According to the information given by the sources, the move is due to a change in the government as the same authority officials have continuously refused to undergo a CAG audit of the development authority.

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