CAG TOLD AIR INDIA TO RECOVER Rs.500 CR. DUES ON VVIP FLIGHTS:

The Comptroller and Auditor General asks the government and Air India to to make more efforts to recover money spent on VVIP chartered flights.  India’s top audit body has pulled up Air India for not recovering crores of rupees owed to the national carrier for special flights used by the president, vice-president and the prime minister. In its latest report, released in March this year, CAG noted that that the total unpaid dues as on March 31, 2016, stood at Rs 513.27 crore. Of this, Rs 472.09 crore were spent on the operation of VVIP flights and Rs 41.18 crore for the External Affairs Ministry. A RTI application by activist Lokesh Batra disclosed that on March 31, 2017, Air India had dues worth Rs 451.74 for the use of chartered flights by the president, vice president and prime minister, besides special missions. The Rediff.com : 11th. May,17

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