In a damning indictment of large-scale financial irregularities in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme in Uttar Pradesh during the erstwhile Mayawati regime, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has noted that funds worth Rs. 1768.12 crore received from the Centre “through the treasury route” were not shown in the accounts of the State Health Society (SHS).

The CAG found that funds totalling Rs. 1546.09 crore for undertaking civil construction works and procurement of kits and vehicles during 2008-11 were released through an unauthorised agency, which was allegedly set up in violation of NRHM norms.