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Spending of 27 schemes to be put in public domain

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi 

The Planning Commission has given a go-ahead to the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) to implement within one month a monitoring system for assessing the expenditure on 27 central schemes entailing a cost of Rs 1 lakh crore annually. Every month, CGA will put all the information regarding expenditure on government schemes in public domain through its website.
"On the suggestion by the Planning Commission to develop an integrated accounting system to monitor the progress of these flagship schemes including the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and NREGP, CGA will implement the system within a month," Controller General of Accounts V N Kaila told reporters.
Consequently, it will publish on its website, all information regarding expenditure on these 27 schemes, followed by over 900 central schemes, he said on the sidelines of a conference on Integrated Financial Management.
The Commission has also asked CGA to develop a core accounting system that would cover states also. "Though no timeframe has been fixed, such an exercise usually takes about two years," Kalia said.
The plan aims to provide information about expenditure on government schemes to the people at village level.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2007. 00:00 IST