BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi to table the hushed up reports on Aircel-Maxis scam, Rajya Sabha TV audits and other defense & telecom audits by former CAG Shashi Kant Sharma. In a letter to the new CAG, Swamy accused the former CAG of several irregularities and hushing up the Aircel-Maxis scam for past three years and not tabling in Parliament.
Swamy said the new CAG should form a special audit team to look into the irregularities happened during SK Sharma’s tenure in CAG’s office.
In a two-page letter, he pointed out that former CAG Shashi Kant Sharma and his pliant officials in the CAG’s office for not tabling several reports like audits in Rajya Sabha TV channel’s funding irregularities.
“The final Audit Report of the C&AG of India on the Aircel-Maxis case is, however, pending in your office for the last 3 years. I understand that the draft Audit report of the office of Director General of Audit, Post & Telecommunications on the Aircel-Maxis case received in your office in January 2015 was kept in the suspended animation by your predecessor with the willing support of the Junior functionaries like A M Bajaj, the then PD (ESM) and PK Tiwari the then PD ( Defence & Communications).
“Both of them were rewarded for their connivance with Bajaj getting the coveted position of the Director of Audit, UN headquarters, New York and Tiwari getting relief from major Penalty proceedings recommended by the CVC for his false LTC claims and posting as DG (P&T) after irregular promotion. His role in dilution of the Audit reports of the Defence & Telecom sector during 2014-16 needs to thoroughly investigated,” said Swamy accusing former CAG Sharma of many irregularities.
Swamy said the new CAG should form a special audit team to look into the irregularities happened during SK Sharma’s tenure in CAG’s office. “I request you to kindly get all these cases re-examined by a Special team of competent officers so as to ensure that the defence audit reports were not compromised,” said Swamy.
Swamy’s letter to new CAG Rajiv Mehrishi is published below:
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