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Audit Reports

The telecom and coal scams have shown how easy it is for ministers to formulate bad policy and get it implemented. The checks and balances which are supposed to exist between political and administrative wings of government have eroded. This article suggests some institutionalised procedures that can restore a measure of accountability and transparency by insulating the bureaucrat from political pressures.

Legislature's Supremacy and Executive's Excess

When state governments spend more than what is authorised by the legislature, the Constitution mandates that they approach the latter to regularise the excess expenditure. However, many states repeatedly fail to do so, thus eroding the legislature's authority, weakening the executive's accountability and sometimes even letting scams go undetected.
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