CAG Vinod Rai: Government's 'brazenness' in decision making is 'appalling'
"The brazenness (with which) decisions were being taken is actually appalling...", he said speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet here.
The Comptroller and Auditor General, however, noted that with the Right to Information (RTI) act administrative and political executive have become conscious that they "will have to be answerable".
"....each one of us will be held accountable, we are conscious of that," he said adding that today everything is in the public domain.
Reacting to his remarks, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari hit back at the CAG saying if he talked about brazennes in decision-making, then questions could be raised about the time when he was in the government.
"If he talks about brazenness in decision-making and if it refers to the time-period of this particular government, I think it would be worth his while to recall that he was part of the same government from 2004 to 2008.
"And I guess, when he talks about brazenness, that paradigm equally applies across the board to everyone who was part of the government," Tewari said.
The CAG also sought constitutional status for agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to make them effective instruments for fighting corruption.
"... if you really want some of these institutions (like CBI and CVC) to deliver, you must take
all looters repeat to become GREAT DULY SUPPORTED.karuvoyan | 08-Feb-2013Reply | Forward PRIMA-FACIE FINDINGS -MAKE PUBLIC AFTER ARRESTING THE DOUBTED UNTRUSTWORTHY RESPONSIBLE. TIME ALLOWED ENABLE THE LOOTERS TO GET PROMOTION AS PER THE ORDER OF THE DAY.POWERS OF PROSECUTION IS A MUST AS VESTED WITH TRIBUNALS.
corrupt govt.priyanka | 09-Nov-2012Reply | Forward govt. is outrightly indulged in scams and scandals. entire party has been asked by sonia to do record scandals those who can and remaining members have been issued a verbal whip to save scandalous ministers and MPs. Why vadra has not been enquired so far.
CAG is not parliament.Rahul B Khachane | 08-Nov-2012Reply | Forward CAG is not only crossing its limits but also giving signals of illiteracy within bureaucracy. Bureaucracy rather than playing politics should understand how politics works. Vinod Rai and VK Singh both have made their own organizations shame in our constitutional as well as democratic legacy. This CAG neither understands what accountability refers to not what transparency refers to. Its just fake numbers and media propaganda. 2G and coal scams are based on pre assumed assumptions which have no concrete logical as well as economic base. Its just that India is unfortunate to have these bureaucrats in her administrative mechanism.
CAG and ParliamentAzadii | 09-Nov-2012Reply | Forward CAG may not be parliament but it is not less than parliament. CAG is a responsible govt. organisation. It is not like irresponsible parliament that comes for 5 years,allow its ministers to do scams and scandals and make black money for postarities.