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Annual Technical Inspection Report vii for the year 2012-13 Executive Summary This Report is in two parts and consists of four chapters. Chapter I and II deal with Panchayati Raj Institutions and Chapter III and IV deal with Urban Local Bodies. A synopsis of audit findings is presented in this Executive Summary: Profile of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) There are 22 Zila Parishads (ZPs), 145 Panchayat Samitis (PSs) and 13100 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in the State. State Government though adopted the Model Accounting Structure, 2009 developed by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) but the same was not made operational. 1080 posts of technical and non-technical staff under PRIs were lying vacant. Of the 29 functions included in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution, only 13 functions were transferred to the PRIs. Important records like movable/immovable asset register, demand and collection register, advances/loan outstanding register, receipt book registers, etc. were not maintained. (Chapter-I) Results of Audit of Panchayati Raj Institutions In seven GPs ` lakh was not handed over by the Sarpanchs on vacation of office to the concerned BDPOs. In four GPs, the cash book was debited in excess of the actual amount of transaction by an amount of ` lakh. In GP Boparai, there was a suspected mis-appropriation of ` lakh. In Seven GPs, funds of ` lakh was disbursed to the selected beneficiaries by issuing bearer cheques in the name of the beneficiaries or drawing self cheque in contravention to the guidelines of the scheme. Short collection of Panchayat Secretary wages of ` lakh as 20 percent of the income from auction of Gram Panchayat land by three Panchayat Samitis in respect of 51 GPs was noticed. Material worth ` lakh were purchased by 110 GPs from the local market without obtaining the quotation. Payment of wages amounting to ` lakh under MGNREGS by three GPs were delayed ranging between 47 and 339 days in contravention to the guidelines of scheme. Executive Summary viii Annual Technical Inspection Report for the year 2012-13 Detailed estimate in respect of 33 works involving expenditure of ` lakh in 15 GPs were not prepared. 43 GPs of Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana districts did not produce the records while BDPOs of Jagraon, Samrala and Khuian Sarwar did not agree to get the audit conducted. (Chapter-II) Profile of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) There are 9 Municipal Corporation, 94 Municipal Council and 41 Town Council in the States. State Government instructed (March 2013) all the ULBs to maintain their accounts as per the formats and pattern mentioned in the National Municipal Accounts Manual prepared by Ministry of Urban Development under the guidance of CAG. State specific accounts manual was not prepared. Cash book was not maintained properly as cases of non-verification of cash book, non-reconciliation of balances with bank account were noticed in four ULBs. No Contractor ledger was maintained in six test checked ULBs. (Chapter-III) Result of Audit of Urban Local Bodies Lack of initiative and non-adherence to the time line by Municipal Corporation Jalandhar resulted in non-utilisation of central grant of ` crore for implementation of Information System Improvement Plan. Poor planning, frequent modification in scope of work by Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana led to the construction of indoor stadium remaining incomplete even after spending ` crore in nine years. Municipal Council, Fazilka spent grant of ` 5 crore meant for Basic Development on repayment of loan, retirement benefits and payment of provident fund contribution/dearness allowance etc. Labour cess of ` lakh was less deducted by the five ULBs at the time of approving buildings plans and at the time of passing the running/final bills of the contractors. Revenue of ` crore in nine ULBs remained outstanding to be recovered. In six ULBs, VAT of ` lakh in 361 cases was short deducted. Non revision of development charges by three ULBs resulted in short levy/realisation of development charges of ` lakh. (Chapter-IV)

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