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Citizen scorecards for better accountability

The CAG's auditing standards highlight the importance of performance audits for promoting transparency and evaluating outcomes


The short transfer in 2017-18 was Rs 6,466 crore and in 2018-19 it was Rs 40,806 crore, the CAG said, adding the Centre used this for other purposes which led to an overstatement of revenue receipts and understatement of fiscal deficit for the year

Jayant Sinha
Our Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be celebrating its centenary in December. The PAC is an important partner to the Central government. It reviews the financial and performance audits conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and then presents its reports to Parliament. In its next century, the PAC can play an even more crucial role by helping develop citizen-centric performance scorecards for various ministries. This will ensure better delivery of public services to citizens and focus government’s efforts on those initiatives that are truly valuable to people. Citizen scorecards developed by our national PAC, can be standardised
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First Published: Sep 22 2021 | 11:01 PM IST

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