Herald: Panchayat auditors do a poor job, make quite a few mistakes

Panchayat auditors do a poor job, make quite a few mistakes

25 Mar 2019 06:04am IST
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25 Mar 2019 06:04am IST

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MARGAO: Going through the audit reports for the financial year 2017-18 of the 30 panchayats in Salcete it appears that the auditors got tired and made quite a few mistakes and hence deprived the villagers an opportunity to question the panchayat properly.

As panchayat elections were held in June 2017, with a few exceptions, the panchayats should have had two sarpanchs. However the team that audited Loutolim budget mentioned that it had only one sarpanch namely Inacinho Fernandes during the financial year 2017-18 even though Maria Rodrigues was the sarpanch earlier and Inacinho took over after the elections.

Similarly in Orlim the auditors mentioned that Tamica Rosa Silva was sarpanch even though Gaudencio Luis was sarpanch till June 2017. 

The team that audited the accounts of Camorlim panchayat noted that the Development Plan was submitted to the BDO when in reality it is to be submitted to the Zilla Panchayat. 

The teams that audited the accounts of Colva, Chinchinim Deussua, Ambelim, Rumdamol Davorlim, Loutolim and Nuvem did not comment at all on the number of court cases pending in those panchayat or the amount they had spent on legal fees.

The teams that audited the accounts of Raia, Chandor Cavorim, Rumdamol Davorlim, Aquem Baixo  and Nuvem were silent on the financial position of those panchayats.

The auditors that checked the accounts of Carmona and Macasana panchayats did not comment at all the works executed by the two panchayats in that year and the ones who audited Seraulim accounts was silent on the inspections by BDO and Extension Officer.

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