The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has fired Principal Director Sharda Subramaniam on corruption charges. The CBI had filed a case against him for investing crores of rupees in mutual funds in his own name while he was the finance director of the Coffee Board.
Dismissed two months ago. He is a 1991 batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service, officer. The UPSC’s investigation also found that they had committed serious corruption. The details of the order issued by the Finance Ministry on May 19 to dismiss them have now come out.
Sharda Subramaniam had given a 250-page reply to the CAG last November on the allegations leveled against her. But the CAG, UPSC, and the Finance Ministry found the allegations to be factual. The CAG had reported in 2018 that severe disciplinary action could be taken against them under the rules. Sharda had approached the Central Administrative Tribunal against this. However, the CAT refused to issue an interim order as the irregularities were confirmed by the UPSC. Sharda’s petition is still being considered by the CAT.
19 May, the Union Finance Ministry issued the order of dismissal of 1991 batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA & AS) CAG officer Sharda Subramaniam. Sources in the CAG told our colleague ET on condition of anonymity that the Union Public Service Commission has also imposed heavy fines for the alleged serious crime of indulging in corruption.
A top official sitting in the constitutional post said that senior auditor Sharda Subramaniam submitted a 250-page explanation to the CAG on November 7 last year to counter the serious allegations brought against her in the UPSC report. Could. The CAG adopted a zero-tolerance policy in the corruption case and took strong action against them.