Ex-DG Audit contradicts own 2G report

Published: 24th November 2012 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2012 08:40 AM   |  A+A-


After a gap of one year, former Director General of Audit R P Singh, tuned himself into the same bandwidth of hurling charges against constitutional audit body CAG for rigging the controversial 2G spectrum loss figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

Singh on Thursday questioned presumptive loss figure in the CAG report on 2G spectrum allocation saying he did not agree with the report’s findings. Surprisingly, it was Singh who conducted the presentation decoding the figures to the media hours after the CAG report was tabled in Parliament on November 16, 2010. Singh said, despite having reservations over the CAG’s calculation, he went by the figure because he was an obedient government servant.

Singh, who retired on August 31 last year, said he had put the losses at Rs  2,645 crore, while the final report submitted in the Parliament pegged the loss at Rs 1.76 lakh crore. What is startling is the sharp contradiction in his statement under oath to PAC and claims outside.

Accusing CAG for acting in cahoots with the PAC headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, Singh said he was told to sign on the controversial report by CAG headquarters even though he did not agree with the report’s findings.

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