Doubtful payments, dubious signatures, embezzlement of funds, inappropriate accounting system at Arvind Kejriwal’s NGO Kabir. This is what an audit report prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) suggests.
The report “Inspection of Foreign Contribution Records Pertaining to an NGO Kabir – 2005-06 to 2011-12” was prepared by the MHA in August 2012.
You can read the entire report below. Here are some of the points raised by the inspection team after going through the records of the NGO.
- No documentary evidence for salaries and allowance paid to the employees has been provided to inspection party.
- No rent agreement of the premises (E-109, Indraprashta Building, Pandav Nagar, Delhi – 110092) as it was not traceable. No rent receipts from the land lord either.
- Amount of Rs 17,68,261 has been paid to different RTI activists throughout the country between the years 2008 to 2011-12. However, no agreement between the individuals and association was made available to inspection party.
- No cash book for the period 2006-08. As per statement of Manish Sisodia, the cash book has been lost somewhere due to shifting of office. It is again questionable that vital documents like cash book has been lost. From the perusal of details in the years when cash book was maintained, i.e. 2008-09 till date, it has been observed that most of the expenditure has been incurred in cash. In the absence of cash book, the genuineness of expenditure can’t be ascertained.
The report also mentions a series of questionable expenditure by Manish Sisodia for which there were no sufficient records available.
Read the entire report below: