Govt's move for multi-member CAG comes under attack
"Vinod Rai (CAG) became much independent. Government is trying to clip his wings. Government made Election Commission a multi-member body to dilute the authority of Seshan (then CEC). The government should not implement Shunglu Committee report," he said.
Civil Society activist Kiran Bedi said, "I think it is Government versus embarrassment which it has faced because of the remarkable work done by the CAG so far.
"The CAG has done outstanding work. It is because of the CAG that the scams got exposed," Bedi said.
Former CVC N Vittal said government's move on CAG will make constitutional bodies weak.
However, former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said CAG will become more powerful if it has more than one member. "I won't comment on timing but making CAG a multi-member body would be better," he said citing the long experience of multi-member Election Commission.