Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CAG audit of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and Noida Authority, an official said on Thursday.
A letter to this effect has been written by the state’s Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Alok Sinha to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) office.
Senior officials told IANS that the Yogi Adityanath government wanted to clear the air about the functioning of these authorities, which have been in the news for graft and corruption.
From time to time, various courts have passed orders against these authorities, leaving previous state governments red faced.
Senior bureaucrats like Rajiv Kumar, former Chief Secretary Neera Yadav and Noida Authority Chief Engineer Yadav Singh have served terms in prison over several cases of illegal plots allotments by these authorities.
The three authorities are out of the CAG ambit and Governor Ram Naik had written to the then Samajwadi Party government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to bring them under the purview of the auditor.