Implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in Himachal Pradesh will be carried out at the state level by the state accountant general this year.
Talking to mediapersons in Shimla on Monday, Principal Accountant General Rita Mitra said there was a possibility for auditing the impact and outcomes of the 10 year special industrial package that was given to the state for encouraging industries by giving a tax holiday, which ended on March 31, 2010.
"In the future, if need arises, the aspect of industrial package can also be linked to the same while auditing," said Mitra.
She also informed that instead of following the current trend of placing all the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in the Assembly on the last day of the budget session, a proposal to release various reports all round the year is being mooted.
"To attract proper attention to the in-depth findings of the AG in its various audit paras, it has been proposed that a part of the CAG report be released during the monsoon session and winter session of the Assembly. The actual implementation of the proposal would be after the nod from the central department," said Mitra.
She was talking to the press to highlight the irregularities in various government schemes and departments pointed out by the CAG report for the financial year 2008-09, that was placed in the House on April 13.
The current report analysed that implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the state was slow and a lot of funds remained unspent. It also highlighted the irregularities in the police department's modernisation scheme.