The Role of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Good Governance

Apoorva Roy AND Indranil Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida, India

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

This paper seeks to analyse the role and functions of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C.A.G.) along with his power and duties; it further, tries to critically examine and evaluate the working of C.A.G. and its importance in meeting challenges of good governance. This paper also seeks to analyze the present position of C.A.G. in establishing good governance with all positive and negative sides and also point out problems and suggest reforms for a powerful and strong C.A.G. for good governance.

The paper tries to explain the position of C.A.G. in our Constitution and describe its powers and duties as per statutory provisions. The paper also seeks to clarify the term “Good Governance” and also its characteristic along with role of C.A.G. towards achieving the goal of good governance. And this paper also talks about suggestions to empower the C.A.G. and to give him an independent position. So that, the objective of good governance can be achieved. This paper is limited to the role of C.A.G. only to achieve the object of good governance and not to other means. So, this paper is limited only to the position of C.A.G. and his role in meeting challenges of good governance.


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