He Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was within its ''mandate'' to calculate presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the allocation of 2G spectrum, but whether it amounted to questioning government policy was ''unanswered'', joint parliamentary committee (JPC) chairman P.C. Chacko said Monday.What is the motive for him to say so ?
In the recent past most of our watch dogs are overstepping their limit including the Judiciary. In many a time in the recent past the Supreme court judges are making comments on matters which are unnecessary. They are passing judgment even before hearing the case.Same is the case with the medias. CAG is precisely a auditing body that can point out the commissions and omissions in a government a/c and they are not the judging authority of the commissions and omissions.Such happenings have resulted in wastage of Parliament hours. When a over hyped report after verification found unsupported with evidence and rejected by a court it may adversely affect the people's faith in these watch dogs.
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I think what CAG was within its orbit of authority.They have stated as you have noted here it as a presimptive loss and so doesn't amount to an inference.And also presume that it doesn't amount to questioning the government policy.The CAG as an audinting body is empowered to look into the proceedural lapses in spending the public money.The CAG can't be made responsible for all the hype created by the vested interest in this matter.They have dne their job within their limits and the Law will take its own course of action.The vibrant situation the CAG report on 2G spectrum created in the country,no doubt will bring in and pave way for several reforms in public spending,so that to that extent atleast the common man of this land will be get benefited.