A parliamentary panel has slammed the Defence Ministry over management of its land and recommended a comprehensive survey of all such lands in ten years, while taking strict action against erring officials whose inaction led to losses worth crores.
The Public Accounts Committee in its report on ‘Improper Management of Defence Land’, which was tabled before the Lok Sabha today, said despite having repeatedly pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report in 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and twice in 2010-11, no effort was made by the Ministry of Defence to streamline the management of defence lands.
The ministry owns huge tracts of land across the country. This is managed by the Directorate General of Defence Estate. Read More