CAG gets a toehold in RAW - Indian Express The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has got a toehold in the auditing process of Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), Indiaâ€™s premier intelligence agency. In directions issued by the cabinet secretariat earlier this month, RAW has been told to submit a copy of its annual internal audit report to CAG. The report is prepared by a senior officer of the Indian Audit Service. A series of follow-up steps are also listed in the communication, which has been the subject of high-level discussions over the past few months. RAWâ€™s audit process came up after CAG completed its special audit of the National Technical Research Organisation. The report was critical of purchases, procedures and recruitment. RAWâ€™s audit practices were discussed at a high-level meeting at CAG headquarters, which the RAW chief, officials of the cabinet secretariat and PMO attended. The RAW chief has been asked to â€œpersonallyâ€™â€™ keep CAG informed of how the audit paras listed in the internal report have been â€œsettled.â€™â€™ The RAW chief is expected to keep the CAG posted on action taken by it on audit objections or expense anomalies. RAW has also been advised to set up a monitoring committee headed by its chief, which will periodically review the settlement of audit objections. Agency officials said the directive is a reiteration of old guidelines, and that interaction with the CAG and cabinet secretariat, on the lines suggested, has been set in motion.