CAG Issue: November 12, 2012 – News n Analysis by Dr. Raj Baldev, Cosmo Theorist on the objection raised on the govt. plan to turn the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) into a multi-member body, are the arguments advanced by BJP leader Mr. Venkaiah Naidu sound or weak?
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday has criticized the proposal of the Congress over the reported plan by the government to turn the office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) into a multi-member body and that matter in their view is very serious which the Govt. is taking it light by amending the status of the institution.
As per Venkaiah Naidu, who has leveled his allegation against the Congress Party based on the media reports as well as his own views, expressed his strong views whenever the Congress is politically in trouble due to some institution, they would like to weaken its status.
I wonder whether the BJP simply wants to attack the statement of the UPA Govt. State Minister in PMO, Mr. V. Narayanasamy who said the govt. is actively considering to make some changes in the status of the CGA’s Office, or is there really some solid reason to oppose it?
If I am not in the wrong, the Prime Minister had earlier asserted that the observations of the CAG are disputable and as such the govt. would like to challenge it before the Public Accounts Committee (of the Parliament)”.
Mr. Naidu’s remarks that the Congress during the emergency had taken on the Supreme Court and had even burnt the effigies of Justice Jagmohan Singh carry little relevance in this matter, the burning of effigy was not by the Congress Party, might be some volunteers of their own.
In short, the arguments advanced by BJP on the matter of CAG are not strong against the proposal of the govt. regarding changing of the status of the CGA’s Office. The govt. in power is to see what amendment the institution needs to have to make it more effective and perfect; where is the actual problem?