Revenue loss of Rs 1,701 crore due to incorrect assessment of Delhi government: CAG

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New Delhi: Revenue loss of Rs 1,701.14 crore has been incurred in 2017-18 due to underestimation and other irregularities in various cases by various departments of Delhi Government. Information is given in the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). According to the report, the total revenue receipts of the state government increased to Rs 38,667.27 crore in 2017-18, from Rs 34,345.74 crore in the previous financial year.

This report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was tabled in the state assembly on Tuesday. It added, however, examination of 70 units of the Department of Trade and Tax, State Excise, Transport and Revenue reveals that in 2017-18, revenues of Rs 1,701.14 crore due to under-estimation, low fee receipts and other irregularities. Loss of

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia placed the Auditor’s Report on the revenue and social and economic sectors of the Delhi government in the Assembly. The period 2013-14 to 2017-18 is taken in this report. The report said that the total revenue receipts in 2017-18 were Rs 4,321.53 crore more than in 2016-17.

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