Audit report reveals NCPCR incurred expenditure of Rs 51.12 lakh without sticking to primary guidelines of general financial rules
Jasleen Kaur | April 10, 2013
There were anomalies in transaction of the national commission for protection of child rights (NCPCR) in the financial year 2011-12, the office of the director general of audit has found.
According to the audit report (Governance Now has a copy of it), there were irregularities in appointment of state representatives (SR) and social audit groups (SAG) by the right to education (RTE) division of commission to conduct social audit of implementation of the RTE Act. According to the audit report, NCPCR engaged 12 district coordinators, 58 block monitors and 253 panchayat facilitators in eight states and incurred an expenditure of Rs 51.12 lakh during 2010-11 and 2011-12 without following primary guidelines of the general financial rules.
Check the interview of RTE’s former national coordinator Dhir Jhingran: “NCPCR not serious in monitoring RTE act”
The division started the social audit to get education officers at block and district levels take up responsibility, and fix their accountability, for functioning of schools. Unveiled in 10 states, the division started the pilot project by tying up with various civil society groups and asking people to give feedback on functioning of schools and implementation of the RTE act.
In all, 250 panchayats were to be covered in the first year for comprehensive and concurrent social auditing. In addition, they were to be assisted by a district resource person and state representative.
The division is yet to release the report.
What audit report alleges
Highlighting the importance of preserving, protecting and promoting Indian languages, the vice president of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu spoke in 22 languages at an event to mark International Mother Language Day in New Delhi. He urged all the citizens to take a pledge to promote mother tongue and also lea
Real estate is among the priciest investments around. More so for the common man who has to live with the burden of monthly EMIs. Yet, it is an art to discover the real owner of any property. Government and revenue records, which are easily accessible to the public, are not properly maintained. Individual
The election commission of India (ECI) has been working on a series of electoral reforms, and the agenda includes linking Aadhaar with the electoral roll, considering paid news and false affidavit as electoral offence/corrupt practice, better monitoring the role of print media and social media intermediari
To protect the fast depleting wetlands against being used as landfill and for development activities in Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR), environmentalists have asked the centre to declare the 289-hectare Panje wetlands in Uran tehsil of Raigarh district as a ‘Ramsar site’ and preserve its ecol
Mumbai is building a coastal road to cut through traffic snarls and make life easier for commuters. The ambitious project, part of the city’s Development Plan (DP) 2035, is the second major initiative after the Bandra-Worli sea link, and should become a reality in 2023. Here are the key facts
The party that came into existence on the intangible timeworn issue of corruption, transparency and increasing public investment through public savings is going on winning elections in Delhi with huge margins, consistently rowing the boat between doldrums and high tides. Somewhere between the doldr