PAC will not audit PM CARES fund, BJP stopped the way

The Public Accounts Committee(PAC) is one of the most important parliamentary committees. It investigates the reports presented by the Auditor General. PAC has investigated important cases like 2G spectrum.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will not investigate the steps taken by the government on the Coronavirus and the new PM Cares Fund (PM CARES) created to deal with the crisis. The committee failed to form a consensus of all members in the matter in the meeting. The Public Accounts Committee is one of the most important parliamentary committees. It investigates the reports presented by the Auditor General. PAC has investigated important cases like 2G spectrum.

Public Accounts Committee Chairman Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury appealed to the members to think about the country and work with their conscience and to form a consensus on this important subject. Chaudhary is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha. According to the sources, the BJP members attending the meeting in the PAC apparently rejected the proposal of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to investigate the government management of the Corona crisis. All the BJP members involved in the PAC were present in the meeting.

The person involved in the meeting told that BJP has got the most support from Biju Janata Dal leader Bhrithari Mahtani. There was a force of opposition in support of the proposal. DMK leader TR Balu was among the few who supported the opposition’s proposal.

PM CARES
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Some opposition leaders claim that the BJP wants to avoid scrutiny of the Corona epidemic and the steps taken to deal with it because it can keep a close watch on the PM Cares fund. PM Cares Fund does not come under CAG.

In the parliamentary committee meeting, senior BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav rejected the proposal for investigation of PM Cairns Fund, saying that PM Cares funding is not approved by the Parliament and due to this the Public Accounts Committee was not in the situation to check.

After this decision, the Public Accounts Committee will not be able to investigate and analyze the steps taken by the government to deal with the world’s largest lockdown and coronavirus.

However, the Public Accounts Committee has agreed to review the road and other infrastructure being built on LAC and procurement of clothes for military forces amid the India-China military deadlock.