No agency in Nagaland to monitor funds directly transferred by GoI to implementing agencies, says CAG
Kohima, Feb. 19 (EMN): There is not a single agency in Nagaland to monitor funds directly transferred by the Government of India to implementing agencies in the state, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
The centre has decided that transfer of funds to the implementing agencies in the state for implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS) would be done through the state consolidated fund with effect from 2014-15 (BE), it added.
However, the CAG claimed that some funds were directly transferred to implementing agencies in the state outside the state budget/ state treasury contrary to the central government’s decision.
During the year 2018-19, central funds amounting to INR 269.47 crore were transferred directly to implementing agencies in the state. However, there is no agency in the state to monitor it, said the CAG.
‘Further, data are not readily available as to how much money has actually been spent in a particular year on a major flagship schemes and other important schemes which, are being implemented by the agencies and funded directly by the centre,’ it added.