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Congress backs CJI’s call for ‘social audit’ of Govt.’s performance

New Delhi: Backing Chief Justice of India (CJI) T.S. Thakur’s call of having a social audit of the government, the Congress on Sunday said that it was an important suggestion, as the nation lived in a 24/7 media cycle and that there is a need to have round-a-clock monitoring of the government.

“Well, the Chief Justice of India is right. The social audit of government’s performance takes place only once in five years when the elections are held or if a government loses majority then may be earlier whenever elections are held,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

“But there is a need to have round-a-clock monitoring of the government. There has to be accountability of the government and, therefore, perhaps the time has come because we live in a 24/7 media cycle . Under these circumstances the social audit of the government on a continuing basis is an idea whose time has come,” he added.

Yesterday, Justice Thakur said that the time has come when a social audit of the governments should be done so that their performance is assessed.

Speaking at the state-level workshop organised at Jammu University, he said that there is a need for a social audit of the government for inordinate delay in implementing the laws and clearing the proposals. (ANI)

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