Over Nu 305 M worth of irregularities still unresolved: PAC

Some of the parliamentarians raised their concerns regarding the pending irregularities during the Joint Sitting of the parliament today. The concern was raised after the Public Accounts Committee reported that there are more than 98 per cent of unresolved irregularities. These are the pending irregularities from the Annual Audit Report of 2010 to 2015.

The Public Accounts Committee stated that of the total unresolved irregularities of Nu 309 M reported in the last session, more than Nu 4.5 M worth of irregularities was resolved.

However, as of September, over Nu 305 M worth of irregularities are still unresolved.

“Looking at the report the RAA submitted to the committee, less than 2 per cent of the irregularities have been resolved. Again, there is about 98 per cent of unresolved irregularities. This is worrisome. So, if the committee could clarify more on this,” said Tashi Samdrup, MP, NC, Trongsa.

According to the Chairperson of the Committee, unresolved irregularities are pending because the people involved are either serving sentences or the cases are in court.

“In the report, we received from the RAA, 66 cases amounting to Nu 302 M have received judgments and are in the stage of enforcement.  Then there are about 11 cases amounting to Nu 7 M where they have refused to get back to RAA besides repeated letters from the RAA. So, this way, it seems like about Nu 300 M is resolved,” said Ugyen Tshering, Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee.

The Public Accounts Committee also presented a follow-up on the implementation status of other resolutions from the last session.

Kinley Dem

Edited by Tshering Zam/Sonam Pem

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