Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Public Sector Undertakings: Government of Haryana

Performance audit on ‘Acquisition of land, Development of Industrial Estates and their Management’ by Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited disclosed that land measuring 7542.76 acres valuing ` 4,488.86 crore acquired between January 2006 and April 2013 has not yet been taken up for development of Industrial Estates. The Company incurred extra expenditure of ` 742.92 crore and ` 112.61 crore in acquisition of land due to delay in filing of appeals in court and application of incorrect rates, respectively. There was delay in execution of development works, and against the leviable Liquidated Damages (LD) of ` 19.34 crore, the Company levied LD of ` 5.86 crore only, leaving a shortfall of ` 13.48 crore. Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited had incurred loss of ` 1.87 crore on account of excess transit loss vis-a-vis HERC norms due to entering into deficient contract with a coal agent. Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DISCOMs) had incurred avoidable expenditure of ` 127.23 crore on purchase of short term non-solar renewable power instead of purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates by Haryana Power Purchase Centre. DISCOMs introduced the Meter Pillar Box Scheme without obtaining approval from HERC and initiated the scheme for the entire State without waiting for outcome of pilot project. Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited issued sales circulars which were non-compliant with Electricity Supply Code Regulations, 2014, resulting in short recovery of ` 10.04 crore. Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited and Haryana State Warehousing Corporation raised bills for differential claims of wheat and Custom milled rice on FCI with a delay ranging between 8 to 333 days which resulted in avoidable payment of interest of ` 2.66 crore.