Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor Basic of India (CAG) claimed, in its report tabled within the Meeting Saturday, claimed that income to the tune of Rs 1,066.28 crore had been underneath assessed/quick levied or misplaced in 2018- 19 fiscal.
The audit report said that the take a look at checks of 170 out of the 352 models underneath departments coping with VAT, entry tax, GST, excise obligation, stamp obligation, registration charges, motorcar Tax and different non-tax receipts for 2018-19 had been full.
“Take a look at verify of information of tax and non-tax receipts revealed underassessment/ quick levy/ lack of income aggregating to Rs 1,066.28 crore in 51,182 instances in 2018-19,” the report mentioned.
“Irregular expenditure/fee amounting to Rs 74.21 crore in 207 instances had been detected. The departments involved accepted irregularities of Rs 0.31 crore in 149 instances identified in 2018-19. An quantity of Rs 0.37 crore was realised in 4 instances pertaining to audit findings of earlier years,” the report added.
The CAG report additionally mentioned that the assessing authority failed to use acceptable provisions of the Odisha Worth Added Act which resulted briefly levy of penalty value Rs 446.74 lakh.
The report tried to select holes within the planning and expenditures within the Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana (BGGY) scheme.
Based on the report, detailed audit revealed a number of deficiencies within the programme corresponding to inefficient planning, gaps in coordination, non-consideration of passenger footfall and insufficient incentives for operators that contributed in the direction of lack of accomplishment of bodily and monetary targets underneath the scheme.
The report additionally talked about not imposing required royalty within the mining sector.
“Royalty value Rs 124.26 crore was short-levied and contribution in the direction of Nationwide Mineral Exploration Belief of Rs 2.49 crore and District Mineral Basis fund of Rs 37.28 crore on sized coal was quick realized,” the report mentioned.
Auditor picks holes in drug provide, procurement
The CAG report on Social and Basic Sector claimed a number of irregularities within the drug procurement and provide between 2016 and 2019. The reported discovered a number of lapses on the a part of Odisha State Medical Company Restricted (OSMCL) in discharging its duties.
The audit report mentioned that on account of scarcity of drug provide, the well being establishments had been sure to obtain medication domestically at exorbitant costs, resulting in loss to the exchequer.
“There was inordinate delay of 5 and 7 months in finalisation of annual procurement plans for medication and medical consumables and 6 to 17 months in respect of Gear, Instrument and Furnishings (EIF).
Delay in finalisation of procurement plan impacted the procurement course of and provide of medicine and medical consumables to well being establishments,” the report mentioned.
“Out of three,471 Buy Orders (POs) positioned for provide of medicine and medical consumables, 791 (23 per cent) POs had been partially executed and 252 (7 per cent) POs weren’t executed in any respect, which led to much less provide of medicine and consumables to the well being establishments,” the report mentioned.
The report additionally mentioned, “Deficiencies in inventory administration led to expiry of 349 varieties of medicine valued at Rs 4.18 crore throughout April 2017 to Could 2019. Expiry of medicine was on account of ineffective monitoring of indents, distribution, consumption, inventory place of medicine by means of e-Niramaya software program,” the report mentioned.
“Quick provide of medicine and medical consumables by OSMCL led to the well being establishments procuring this stuff domestically incurring further expenditure. Throughout 2018-19, take a look at checked well being establishments had incurred further expenditure of Rs 98.12 lakh (44 per cent) in procuring medicines value Rs 2.24 crore,” the report mentioned.
The report additionally claimed that paying pensions within the accounts of lifeless individuals and apathy of panchayati raj establishments led to losses.
“Disbursement of previous age pension within the identify of lifeless beneficiaries, retention of funds by the Panchayat Extension Officers for years with out refunding and manipulation of information resulted in suspected misappropriation of presidency cash of Rs 10.72 lakh.”