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The role of CAG Reports thus, is to enable the legislature to oversee that functioning of the Government and it is for the legislature to take action on the basis of CAG Reports or to direct the Government to take action on the basis thereof and till the legislature has not so directed, this Court cannot direct any action to be taken on the basis of the CAG Reports.

The Supreme Court, in Centre for Environment and Food Security Vs. Union of India (UOI) and Others, , concerned with directions sought for proper implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, ordered investigation by CBI in reference to the CAG Report, only after satisfying itself that the CAG Report had been accepted by the Government and the Government itself had directed follow up action in terms thereof.

Prayer to issue a mandamus, for the CAG Reports, even before they are placed before the Parliament / Legislature and before the Parliament / Legislature has accepted or rejected the same, to become the basis of investigation by CVC and / or Lokpal / Lokayukta. The same is clearly not permitted under the Constitutional scheme.

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