Rahul M wrote:GJ, no one underestimates the need for a watchdog like CAG but is it too much to expect that they will at least use last years data in stead of the year before that. and also have some experts who actually understand the technical side instead of acting like perennial bean counters ?
bean counters, as such they can never be otherwise, the charter of CAG (one of most frequently posted document on BRF) pretty much rules out their getting technical expertise.
As such their only problem is that they feel compelled
to speak about technical issues. As long as they do their main job of tracking funds etc and making sure their is no leakage etc. that should be fine.
They are not competent to judge the MOD's PNCs or second guess the purchases -- I think they want to share the glory too and not slog in the back office all the while so they take to straying on these areas (to the neglect
of their main job I think)
And to beat it all we have then DDM reporting on it with their own third rate spin.
So between Armed forces data --> CAG report --> What we know of the CAG report from media
Thanks to last two entities Vajapayee morphs to Manmohan Singh in the final picture unless you start digging.
George J -- the reason why Navy etc dont speak much on CAG reports is that no one really takes them seriously unless they make a specific charge of malfeasance.