RIL comes under renewed attack from CAG over 'propriety'
The Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG), which last month suspended audit of spending on the flagging KG-D6 block following differences with RIL over scope and extend of scrutiny, said it is willing to resume the audit.
"While a performance audit is not envisaged, it is important that the audit of Block KG-DWN-98/3 (KG-D6) covers examination of all records and documents supporting costs, expenditures, expenses, receipts and income as mentioned in the PSC, including propriety of these expenditure, expenses, receipts and income," it wrote to Oil Ministry.
CAG wanted the discretion for records to be requisitioned to vest with the government or its auditor (CAG) and wanted the ministry to ensure that RIL provide access to all documents requisitioned.
"The audit would be the financial and propriety audit," it wrote on March 12 adding the purpose of its audit was to ensure that "the government's financial interests have been safeguarded."
This follows Oil Ministry writing to CAG saying the official auditor was being requested to undertake the audit of KG-D6 for 2008-09 to 2011-12 under Section 20 of the C&AG (DPC) Act, 1971.
Stating that such audit should be a financial scrutiny, the Ministry told CAG that the scope, extend and manner of the audit will be
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