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.
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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
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