Parliament Panel To Review Border Road Construction In Ladakh

PAC determined to evaluate the development of border roads on the Line of Precise Management.

New Delhi:

Within the wake of the current violent conflict between Indian and Chinese language troopers in jap Ladakh, the parliament’s PAC on Friday determined to evaluate the development of border roads on the Line of Precise Management (LAC) and procurement of high-altitude clothes for the armed forces, and should name the Protection Secretary and different high officers to be briefed on the identical.

Friday’s assembly of the 22-member Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by the chief of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was attended by 17 out of the overall 20 members. Its two seats are vacant.

Members of the PAC, by which BJP enjoys majority and is led by senior social gathering chief Bhupender Yadav, thwarted Mr Chowdhury’s try to pick out the PM Cares Fund for examination, saying its quantity was not sanctioned by the parliament and subsequently it can’t be taken up by the committee.

MPs from BJD and JD(U) additionally supported the BJP on the problem.

In the meantime, the PAC has determined to look at numerous topics with particular focus being given to the CAG report quantity 5 of 2017, a efficiency audit of the Sino-India Border Roads, and CAG report quantity 13 of 2019 which is on the provisioning and procurement of excessive altitude-clothing, tools, ration and housing for troopers.

As per the papers circulated among the many members of the committee on Friday, the Comptroller and Auditor Basic (CAG) report on border roads is the highest most topic for examination by the committee in the course of the 12 months.

CAG’s Report 5 of 2017, which within the wake of the current face-off on LAC between the troopers of Indian and China, “talks concerning the extremely essential situation of development of Indo-China border roads by Border Roads Organisation appears to be reviewed and additional improved upon,” as per the agenda papers of the assembly.

Equally, troops in high-altitude areas corresponding to Siachen, Ladakh, and so on must be offered high-altitude clothes, tools, particular ration and housing services and the CAG report quantity 13 of 2019 factors out at delays in procurement of clothes and tools for troops in these areas, as per PAC’s agenda papers.

Sources within the committee stated the PAC could name the Protection Secretary and different high officers to be briefed by them on the identical.

The PAC assembly on Friday was the primary assembly of the panel within the present calendar 12 months. It assumes significance because it was the second assembly of the Lok Sabha’s standing committee after parliament was adjourned prematurely on March 23 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 15, Indian and Chinese language troopers clashed alongside the LAC within the Galwan valley in jap Ladakh by which 20 Indian Military personnel misplaced their lives in line of responsibility.

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