As demands for thorough scrutiny of spending of public funds grow, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said citizens have every right to know how the tax-payers money is being spent by the government to implement various programmes. He also said that if any funds spent by the government did not come under the scrutiny of Comptroller and Auditor General of India then it was nothing but a “lacuna”.

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“With the changing direction in which the public funds are going, the public, through its representative in Parliament, has a right to know whether the money is being spent correctly, incorrectly, what manners and in accordance of mandate or not,” he told reporters accompanying him to his two-nation tour of Czech Republic and Croatia.

He was asked to give his views on demands for accountability in spending public funds.

Source: PTI

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