New Delhi:31/1:(odiannews):The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is finalising its report on the Rafale jet fighter deal and is likely to table it in Parliament in the budget session beginning on Thursday, said officials familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.
“A draft report had been sent to the ministry of defence (MoD) seeking its comment and CAG has received all the replies in this regard. In all likelihood, the report will be tabled in the Parliament in the budget session,” said one of the officials.
CAG is auditing the Rafale deal along with around a dozen other big-ticket procurements made by the MoD. Once finalised, the report will be sent to the President and MoD. MoD will prepare a note on the report for the President following which it will be presented in Parliament, added the official.
Draft reports are sent to the entities that are audited by the CAG as part of the standard operating procedure, giving them an opportunity to rebut the conclusions drawn by the audit watchdog.