In the Revenue Sector Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the Government of Kerala for the years ended 31 March 2013 to 31 March 2017 placed before the State Legislative Assembly between 10 June 2014 to 12 June 2018, 149 paragraphs (including Performance Audit) were included. The action taken explanatory notes from the Departments concerned on 80 paragraphs were received late with delay ranging from 2 months to 47 months in respect of these Audit Reports and action taken on the rest of the paras are yet to be received. Action taken explanatory notes in respect of 28 paragraphs from four departments (Taxes, Excise, Transport and R&DM) have not been received for the Audit Report for the year ended 31 March 2017 so far (January 2020).

The PAC discussed 37 paragraphs pertaining to the Audit Reports for the years from 2013 to 2017. PAC Reports have not been received on these paras during the respective tenures of the Committee during the period 2016-19 and 2019-21. It was noticed that five departments did not submit action taken explanatory notes on the Audit paragraphs as of January 2020 in respect of 69 paragraphs (55 individual and 14 Performance Audit/Review paragraphs) featured in the C&AG’s Audit Reports from the year ended 31st March 2013. In respect of 55 individual transaction audit paragraphs, compliance was not furnished by four departments. The departments largely responsible for non-submission of action taken explanatory notes were Taxes, Transport and R&DM. The non-receipt of ATNs was brought to the notice of the Chief Secretary to the Government in the Apex Committee meetings held on 08 December 2016, 15 June 2017, 11 December 2017, 23 June 2018, 18 December 2018 and 11 February 2020.

Action Taken Notes on PAC recommendations have not been received in respect of 121 recommendations of the PAC from four Departments i.e., Taxes, Excise, Transport and R&DM (January 2020).

In the PSU Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Public Sector Undertakings of Government of Kerala for the period upto 31 March 2014 were discussed by CoPU. The subsequent three Reports upto 31 March 2017 were placed before the State Legislative Assembly between 28 June 2016 and 18 June 2018 containing 41 paragraphs (including Performance Audits). The ‘Remedial Measures Taken’ from the Departments concerned regarding 21 paragraphs were received. The ‘Remedial Measures Taken’ statements on remaining 20 paragraphs are awaited. (as on 31 January 2020).

Statement of Action Taken on CoPU recommendations have not been received in respect of 192 recommendations. (as on 31 January 2020)

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