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PM Narendra Modi’s office fined Rs 5,000 by High Court over CAG reports

According to the PIL, the Centre reportedly took cognisance of just 10 CAG reports.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The fine has been imposed as the PMO failed to file an affidavit over a public interest litigation (PIL).
The PIL had sought action on the basis of reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
A bench comprising Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice Abdul Moin imposed a fine while hearing the PIL filed by one Sunil Kandu.
According to the PIL, the Centre reportedly took cognisance of just 10 CAG reports while it ignored the rest. Notably, the CAG submits as many as 5000 reports to the government every year.
During the hearing of the PIL on January 9, the bench discovered that the instruction to file reply was given to the parties on August 1, 2017 itself.
Arguing on behalf of the government, Additional Solicitor General SB Pandey sought more time from the court to file reply. Responding to this, the bench gave additional time of three weeks but imposed the fine.

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