HC asked to direct CAG not to proceed with exit conference

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Capital’s power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction for CAG to not proceed with its exit conference till they has been given an effective opportunity to participate in the audit process.

The discoms said that they be provided with the detailed breakup of the alleged loss of over Rs.2,225 crore computed by the government auditor against along with the methodology of computation for such figures referred to in the draft audit report.

The exit conference is scheduled for October 14, where all the parties concerned participate in a discussion before the finalisation of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked them to raise the issue with concerned bench which comprises the chief justice and Justice R.S. Endlaw.

The court had earlier asked the state’s Arvind Kejriwal government to give all the pages of CAG draft report to the discoms, after they alleged that they were not provided the full report which was given to Delhi government and the media.

In their fresh application, the discoms claimed that if they were not given a reasonable time to respond to the findings in draft audit report, the entire exercise would not only be rendered fruitless but would also severely impair the results and findings arrived at in the final audit report.

“Such final report would be based on incorrect and inaccurate assumption,” it added.

The application was filed by them on their main petition in which they had challenged the Delhi government’s decision to get the accounts of the companies audited by the official auditor, over which the high court had reserved its judgment on March 4.

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