Comptroller and Auditor General: News

After India's Income Tax Department, CAG is adopting AI

The debate on artificial intelligence's (AI) pros and cons is raging worldwide. Despite the differences in opinion about it, AI is already part of various spheres of our lives.

27 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal residence renovation row: CAG to conduct special audit

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) will conduct a special audit into the alleged financial and administrative irregularities in the renovation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's official residence in New Delhi.

05 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why CBI is probing Odisha train tragedy

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will likely take over the investigation of the Odisha train tragedy soon following the request of Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

04 Jun 2023


Months before Odisha tragedy, CAG report highlighted rail safety flaws

While the Centre is yet to fix the accountability for the Odisha triple train accident, a 2022 audit report of the Indian Railways of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has surfaced, which flagged several serious rail safety lapses.

GC Murmu, J&K's former L-G, becomes Comptroller And Auditor General

Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned as Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General and will succeed incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi, who turns 65 tomorrow.

29 Jul 2018


CAG criticizes the functioning of state PSUs in Bihar

Only 18 of 74 state PSUs in Bihar have finalized their accounts in the last three years and 65 of them have arrears in accounts from 1977-78 onwards, stated CAG report of FY2017-18.

21 Dec 2017

Indian Railways

Why are Railways' bio-toilets laden with problems?

After a recent CAG report on bio-toilets was released, it might come as an epiphany to some. The problems enumerated remain the same.

25 Sep 2017


Rajiv Mehrishi succeeds Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG

Following the completion of his term as Union Home Secretary on 30 August, Rajiv Mehrishi has taken over as India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), succeeding Shashi Kant Sharma who demitted office on 22 September.

05 Aug 2017


Tax anomaly: Salman, Ranbir, Riteish, Ajay named in CAG report

Several stars of Bollywood including Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Rampal, Riteish Deshmukh and even Salman Khan are under the scanner of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for alleged tax anomalies.

29 Jul 2017


CAG: Akash missiles still not deployed in Northeast

In 2010, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the induction of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile systems for the Indian Air Force to deter China along the Northeast.

23 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

CAG Report: Six private telcos under-reported revenue by Rs. 61,000cr

The country's apex audit body Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said six private telecom players understated revenues of Rs. 61,065cr over five years (FY 2011-15).

22 Jul 2017


CAG finds some serious lapses across Union Ministries, Departments

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) presented 14 audit reports related to various Ministries and Departments in the Parliament.

19 May 2017

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Why is Akhilesh govt under CAG scanner?

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General has found that during 2012-13, the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh spent Rs. 15.06cr on organizing functions to distribute cheques worth Rs. 20.58cr to beneficiaries of unemployment schemes.