‘PAC needs more teeth and transparency’


The Public Accounts Committee “needs more teeth and greater transparency in its functioning,” its Chairman and MP K.V. Thomas said here on Monday, on the eve of a two-day conference of PAC chiefs of legislatures.

The all-India conference, which should take place every five years, was last held in 2001 when N.D. Tiwari was PAC chairman, Mr. Thomas said. The conference would see PAC chiefs from across the country deliberate on issues such as how to make the government implement the recommendations of the committee and whether PAC meetings should be held with the media in attendance, he said.

2G, CWG reports

The PAC is expected to table its final report on the 2G spectrum allocation and the Commonwealth Games scam in the winter session of Parliament. “The previous PACs had already examined the 2G issue but we will be submitting the final report,” Mr. Thomas said.

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