Report No 19 of 2016 - Union Defence Services Army, Ordnance Factories and Defence PSUs

Overview

This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India contains the results of audit of the financial transactions and performance reviews of projects/schemes of Ministry of Defence pertaining to Army, Ordnance Factories, Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Military Engineer Services and Border Roads Organisation in 2014-15. Audits scrutinized transactions relating to expenditure, receipts, assets and liabilities of the audited entities to ascertain whether the provisions of the Constitution of India, applicable laws, rules, regulations and various orders and instructions issued by the competent authorities are being complied with.

The Report contains a total of 23 audit paragraphs (including three performance reviews) which are divided into eight chapters. The crux of some of the important paragraphs relating to Functioning of Director General Resettlement, non-implementation of the recommendations of PAC relating to provisioning/procurement, testing, distribution of ration by Supply Chain Management, Procurement of Environmental Control Units worth Rs 219.48 crore found incompatible during exploitation, Unwarranted procurement of Radio Sets for trial purposes, irregular attachment of service personnel with private institute, inordinate delay in completion of works sanctioned for operational military requirements, improper selection of sites for bridges, infructuous procurement of material, extra expenditure due to delay in placement of order, injudicious manufacture of cartridge cases, blocking up of inventory due to non-replacement of rejected fuses and delay in supply by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).

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