BHUBANESWAR: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has brought to the fore several cases of violation of the budget manual by various departments in its latest report.
According to the CAG, the School and Mass Education Department surrendered Rs 847.48 crore as against the total savings of Rs 846.07 crore and Higher Education Department surrendered Rs 27.99 crore as against savings of Rs 27.88 crore. This was excess surrender of Rs 1.41 crore and Rs 0.11 crore respectively.
The funds were surrendered in violation of the budget manual on March 31, 2011. The amounts surrendered were not in conformity to the actual savings indicating lack of monitoring of monthly expenditure as provided in the budget manual by the departmental secretaries, it said.
The report also pointed out the unnecessary supplementary provision made for some departments during the year. A supplementary provision of Rs 200.88 crore was made during November, 2010 for the School and Mass Education Department proved to be unnecessary in view of the Rs 846.07 crore savings of the department.
The State Government admitted that due to non-implementation of some of the schemes, the supplementary provision remained unspent.