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CAG Report on Demonetisation to Be Ready Before Budget Session

CAG Report on Demonetisation to Be Ready Before Budget Session

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Nov 2018 2:58 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is auditing the impact of the controversial demonetisation on the Indian economy and may complete its report on it before the budget session of Parliament early next year.

However, sources said since it will not be a full-fledged Budget Session with 2019 being an election year, it is not clear if the government will table the report in Parliament.

Last week, 60 retired bureaucrats had written to the CAG, alleging that the report on demonetisation was being “deliberately” delayed to not “embarrass” the Central government till next year’s Lok Sabha elections. Calling it an “unconscionable and unwarranted delay”, they said there was no sight of the audit report on demonetisation promised by the previous CAG Shashi Kant Sharma over 20 months ago. (IANS)

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