Role of Cag


Governance is a function executed by the government of a particular nation. Governance means administration and regulation of laws. It is otherwise defined as the process of decision making and process by which decisions are implemented or not implemented. Thus good governance means making right decision and right implementation of such decisions. Right decision and right implementation means, the decisions should be appealing to the major chunk of the society. The concept of governance and good governance emerged right before 19th century but gained much relevance in this 21st century where the most world nations now follows violation of human rights and most of leaders of various nations follows autocratic Hitler model ruling.

India is one of the fastest growing economies even in midst of the recession, just after China. Many projects of multi-national companies are going to implement in India. Also the central government and state government are going to implement many developmental projects both independently as well as with collaboration with private sector. It is here comes the relevance of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, who ensures that the taxpayer’s money is no way wasted and is not deposited in any Swiss Banks. The CAG in India has its own relevant role in meeting challenges of good governance in India.


As stated above good governance means right decision making and right implementation of such decisions. The perspective of good governance may vary from person to person. Still it has some basic characteristics. Certain characteristics of good governance can be enumerated.
Good governance requires the participation of every people from every class of society. Participation by both men and women is a key cornerstone of good governance. Participation could be either direct or through legitimate intermediate institutions or representatives. It is important to point...