Compliance Performance
Madhya Pradesh

Report No.3 of 2019 - General and Social Sectors, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Date on which Report Tabled:
Mon 21 Sep, 2020
Date of sending the report to Government
Wed 12 Feb, 2020
Government Type
State
Sector Social Welfare,Social Infrastructure

Overview

The Report contains an overview of significant audit observations and three chapters.

Chapter I of the Report narrates the general information about audited entities, audit coverage, responses of the Government to the Audit Inspection Reports/Audit Reports and recovery at the instance of Audit.

Chapter II of the Report includes one Performance Audit (PA) on 'Water Supply Management in Bhopal and Indore Municipal Corporations'. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), the largest MCs of the State - were selected for PA to assess the status of water supply management in Madhya Pradesh. The period of coverage of the PA was from April 2013 to March 2018. The important findings of performance audit are given below:

There were differences in quantity of water received from source (filtration plant) and water distributed to consumers through Over Head Tanks/ Reservoirs ranging from 30 to 70 per cent in both MCs; leakage cases were attended with the delays ranging from 22 to 182 days; there were differences between water supply achievement as shown by MCs and actual water supplied; due to improper zoning, non-existence of pressure gauge and non-maintenance of valve operation schedule, un-equal and less than required pressure of water was supplied; authorised water connections were provided only in 5.30 lakh households (56.32 per cent); during the period 2013-18 4,481 water samples (physical, chemical and bacteriological) were adverse (below BIS 10500 standard) in both MCs; independent water sample testing revealed that out of 54 water samples, 10 water samples were found adverse; neither the Over Head Tanks/reservoirs were cleaned at regular interval nor any biological test of the silt of the OHT were conducted which was mandatory to ensure quality of water supplied; Indore Municipal Corporation was supplying bore water without any testing; and an amount of Rs 470.00 crore was outstanding towards water charges in both MCs.

Chapter III of the Report includes 12 Audit Paragraphs of Departments of the Government of Madhya Pradesh under General and Social Sectors. The brief are given below:

Failure on the part of Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh resulted in irregular procurement of Rs 5.77 crore and avoidable extra expenditure of Rs 5.06 crore; illegal appointments to the posts of Assistant Grade-3 and Peon by Collector, Morena and Sheopur resulted in irregular expenditure of Rs 76.12 lakh; fraudulent manipulation facilitated the embezzlement of Rs 12.71 lakh; non-recovery of expenses of testing charges of Rs 2.36 crore; excess payment of supervision charges and service tax thereon amounting to Rs 1.06 crore; avoidable payment of penalty amounting to Rs 2.50 crore; avoidable excess payment of Rs 2.32 crore of nutritional food; Failure of internal control system at treasury level and lapses on the part of BCO/Directorate led to fraudulent drawal of honorarium for Rs 4.24 crore by DPO/POs which were meant for AWs/AHs under ICDS programme and the same were deposited into accounts of unauthorised persons; and Fraudulent payment of Rs 4 crore under various heads of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) into unrelated bank accounts.

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