Performance Audit of National Pension System – CGA seeks information/ status update on Action Taken Notes (ATN)

Performance Audit of National Pension System – CGA seeks information/ status update on Action Taken Notes (ATN)

Performance Audit of National Pension System – CGA seeks information/ status update on Action Taken Notes (ATN)

No. TA-3-20112/2020-TA-III/cs 42611/863
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
Office of Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi

Dated: 26.07.2022

Office Memorandum

Subject: Information/status update on ATN in regards to the Audit Paras C&AG on “performance Audit of National Pension System” -reg.

Reference:: 1- This office OM No.TA-3-201/2/2020-TA-III/cs 4261/104 dated 23/03/2022.
Referencc:2-This office UO No. TA-3-201/2/2020-TA-III/cs4261/203 dated 07.06.2022 forwarding therein vetting remarks of C&AG, vide their letter no. 279/ CA­ III/ PDA(I&CA)/ ATN/ 13 of 2020/37-2021 dated 17.05.2022.

Reference is invited to this office OM dated 07/06/2022 under reference requesting therein to furnish desired information/comments on the observations/vetting remarks of C&AG on “performance Audit of National Pension System”.

2. It has been observed that the requisite information on the subject matter is still awaited from most of the field offices. Department of Financial Services (DFS) is repeatedly issuing reminders seeking inputs on status update in r/o ATN against Audit Paras relating thereto.

3. In view of above, all the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (IC) in the Ministries/Departments are requested to send the requisite available information to DFS directly under intimation to this office invariably by 10.08.2022. The comments on vetting remarks of C&AG on attached paras are to be furnished to DFS even if there is a NIL reply.

View :  Correction Slip No. 28 : Amendment in Civil Accounts Manual Revised Second Edition -2007 Volume-I &II (Reprinted in 2012) 

Encl: As above.

(Parul Gupta)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts

Annexure

Para No.Vetting comments of Audit on the Report
3.5 Legacy ContributionsThere is no indication of follow up of the request (4-2-2022) with O/o CGA to give details of the amount of compensation credited/ computed on account of delayed non-credit of NPS contributions.
4.1.2-Compensation for non-remittance/ delayedMinistry-wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-12 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided to Audit. With regard to the delays pertaining to the other periods i.e. from 2012 onwards, DFS did not provide documents wherein it has calculated interest for the delayed period in its department
Para 4.2.1 Delay in issuance of Permanent Pension Account Number (PPAN)Ministry-wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-12 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided.

With regard to the delays pertaining to the other periods i.e. from 2012 onwards, DFS did not Provide documents wherein it has calculated interest for the delayed period in its department.

Para 4.3.1 Delay/time taken to issue PRANMinistry- wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-12 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided.
Para 4.3.2 Delay in first Deduction of NPS contributionMinistry-wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-1 2 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided

Follow up and present status of framing comprehensive timelines by SGs in reference to timelines issued by DOE was not intimated to Audit’.

Para 4.4 & 4.5 Delay in bills reaching PAO and Delay in uploading SCF obtaining Transactions ID.Ministry-wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-12 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided
Para 4.6 Delay in remittance of contribution to the Trustee bankMinistry-wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-12 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided
Para 4.8 Non-remittance of contribution to the Trustee bankMinistry-wise number of cases where delay have been worked out for the period 2004-12 (to be done in 3 months) have not been provided

Follow up and present status of non-remittance of Rs. 5.20 er (Rs.4.47 CR- MHWF, Rs. 42.52 lakhs-M/o Law & Justice, Rs. 29.59 Lakh-DST. Rs. 6430/- Mio Mines) to NPS architecture by the Nodal offices was not intimated to Audit.

Para 4.9. l Exit/Withdrawal from NPSFollow up and present status of issuance of necessary timelines and instructions to Nodal offices on pending exit/ withdrawal cases under NPS was not intimated to Audit
Para 5.3 Issues affecting finalization of cases for grant of Additional Relief (AR)Since only a few cases are settled, continuous follow up with the office of CGA for early processing and settlement of these cases may kindly be ensured and Audit may please be intimated when the cases are finally settled.

PrAOs/PAOs may have detail and can submit reply on this para

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