No question of CAG reports leakage: Vinod Rai
Rejecting claims about leakage of CAG reports before being tabled in Parliament, Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai today said the figures calculated in different audits like 2G-spectrum, coal block allocation and Commonwealth Games issues were based on certain substances.
"The CAG reports on different matters is in public domain. We stick to our calculation in coal block allocation issue and others. If there is a debate, let it be," Rai said while replying to a question on the criticism of CAG's figure in certain scams at a seminar here.
Stating that every report was unique, he said the CAG did not make any calculation on its own. "We do it on the basis of certain substances," he said.
Replying to a question on the claims about leakage of CAG reports to media before being placed in the Parliament, Rai said, "There is no question of any leakage. It is very simple. We are part of the RTI. If we are preparing a report and someone asked certain question under RTI, we have to give him/her.
"There is a ruling of the Central Information Commission saying that anybody wanting anything during the report preparation can get the reply," he said.
On accountability, Rai said, "The job of the CAG is to audit, prepare reports and place them in the Parliament. What Parliament or Public Accounts Committee (PAC) do after that is not under us."