Compliance Performance
Sikkim

Report of 2010 - Performance Audit on Civil of Government of Sikkim

Date on which Report Tabled:
Tue 29 Mar, 2011
Date of sending the report to Government:
Government Type:
State
Sector Taxes and Duties,Finance,Transport & Infrastructure,Power & Energy,Industry and Commerce,Agriculture and Rural Development,Social Welfare,Education, Health & Family Welfare,Social Infrastructure,General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies

Overview

This Report contains 24 audit paragraphs (including four general paragraphs) and three performance reviews. There is a separate chapter on Integrated Audit of the Roads and Bridges Department. According to the existing arrangements, copies of the draft audit paragraphs and draft performance reviews were sent to the Secretary of the Department concerned by the Accountant General (Audit) with a request to furnish replies within six weeks. Replies were not received from the departments concerned in respect of eight paragraphs.

DPERNECAD, the nodal Departmentfor implementation of schemes funded under the NEC with the objective to attain balanced socio-economic development of the State, confined its function merely towards forwarding the proposals of schemes to the NEC and obtaining approval therefrom. As a result, schemes were taken up without proper survey and investigation and therefore, out of 25 schemes test-checked in audit, the objectives were not achieved in 11 schemes. Besides another four schemes were implemented without proper planning and monitoring resulting in achievement of objectives only partially. The monitoring on the part of both the DPERNECAD as well as the implementing departments was inadequate for gainful utilisation of the NEC funding. Evaluation was also never undertaken to assess the impact of implementation of the schemes in the State.

PDS is one of the most important functions of the State Government which helps in providing food security to a large number of consumers. The implementation of PDS in the state however, was characterised by absence ofreview of list ofBPLfamilies, excess projection of BPL families under various schemes over and above GOI's projection, highly subsidised rice to BPL beneficiaries leading to financial burden on State exchequer. While the issue of new ration cards were stopped since August 2008, 45,928 families possessed dual ration cards both under BPL and APL category. The Department had included extraneous components in the pricing structure in order to obtain higher Central assistance which led to an avoidable burden off 20.73 lakh on GOI during 2005-10.

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