This Audit Report has been prepared in six chapters. Chapters I to V deal with Social, Economic, State Public Sector Undertakings, Revenue and General Sectors and Chapter VI deals with Follow up of Audit observations. This Report contains 23 audit paragraphs (including 11 general paragraphs and one paragraph on Implementation of Information and Communication Technology in Schools) and four Performance Audits. According to the existing arrangements, copies of the draft paragraphs and draft performance audit were sent to the Secretary of the departments concerned with a request to furnish replies within six weeks. However, in respect of eight audit paragraphs included in the Report, no replies were received till the time of finalisation of the Report (January 2014).
The Information and Communication Technology scheme implemented at the cost of RS 21.90 crore (till March 2013) was plagued by inordinate delay leading to non-achievement of targets, non fulfilment of objectives, inadequate utilisation, lack of monitoring, non-follow up action on the report of NIT and also failed to ensure capacity building by arranging all-important training for the school teachers. As a result, the Education (School) Department had failed to continue the computer education programme after the agreement period. Thus, the objectives of computer education to students and training to teachers using information and computer technology did not yield the results as envisaged in the scheme.
Failure in planning by the Rural Development Department led to non-completion of nine staff quarters in Mungiakami RD Block even after five years from the scheduled date of completion and the expenditure of RS 61.69 lakh incurred on them had become wasteful. Moreover, further deterioration of the materials due to prolonged suspension of work would require additional cost for completing the work. The actual procurement and plantations of saplings at a cost of RS 45.91 lakh under MGNREGA scheme in seven ADC villages in Jampui Hill RD Block was doubtful as there were no pre-plantation works, post-plantation works and supporting documentation.