Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CAG’s report card on implementation of social schemes may impact collector’s ACR

AIMING at becoming a Tendulkar or Dhoni by scoring 10 out of 10? The annual confidential report (ACR) of an IAS officer may now depend on administrative skills of an officer in implementing Centrally-sponsored social sector programmes, a report by a national daily newspaper said.
According to a report by The Times of India, the large-scale leakages in many of the social sector schemes are forcing the Manmohan Singh government to ask its official auditor, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), to take the district as a unit to evaluate how it has performed while implementing several developmental programmes funded by the Centre. Till now, CAG had been auditing a particular scheme or evaluating the state’s performance as a whole.
“The ACRs of an administrator in the district and those coordinating and monitoring the schemes at the Centre will take into account the CAG review and the briefing made to the chief secretary in a state,” the newspaper report says. The report has quoted CAG Vinod Rai as saying that the skills of an administrator would be one of the factors in evaluating his performance in future.
The CAG has started district-specific audits in Himachal Pradesh (HP), Meghalaya and Uttarakhand.
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Action and Appointments
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of tenure of Dr Pronab Sen as Chief Statistician of India, with concurrent charge as secretary, ministry of statistics and programme implementation for a period of two months beyond May 20, 2010 or till the appointment of his successor, whichever is earlier.

Babus in Demand
a) Applications are invited for the post of chairman of Rubber Board at Kottayam, Kerala in the rank of a joint secretary.
For details, click DoPT’s WIRELESS MESSAGE, dated May 18, 2010.
b) Applications are invited for the post of secretary, Damodar Valley Corporation, Kolkata under the ministry of power at the level of a joint secretary.
For details, click the DoPT’s WIRELESS MESSAGE, dated May 24, 2010.


  1. It is a much needed welcome initiative by the govt. to evaluate an administrator on his performance in delivering the CSS.The district level IAS officer is the kingpin in effective implementation of these schemes.Lets only hope that no unholy nexus grows btwn the collector and the auditor.

  2. Who will scrutinise auditors' (Indian audit and account service officers) ACRs?

  3. It is wellknown that Corruption started along with the Indian Independence. literate and the persons who got a seat in government administration looted their own brothers and sisters.