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CAG Audits

CAG Audits:

Calendar year 2023, only 18 audit reports on the Union government’s accounts, prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), were tabled in Parliament.

  • A year-wise analysis shows that the number of audits on the Union Government tabled in Parliament has been decreasing.
  • On average, 22 reports were tabled each year between 2019 and 2023, compared to the 40 reports tabled between 2014 and 2018
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India, is a constitutional authority which heads the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD).
  • The two entities are known as the Supreme Audit Institution of India (SAI).
  • Article 148 provides for an independent office of the CAG
  • The CAG is appointed by the president of India by a warrant under his hand and seal